CEFR - Leading group work - managing interaction
From Council of Europe CEFR 2018 companion version with new descriptors: (link)
CEFR Category - Mediation
CEFR Subategory - Concepts
- Can take on different roles according to the needs of the participants and requirements of the activity (resource person, mediator, supervisor, etc.) and provide appropriate individualised support. Can recognise undercurrents in interaction and take appropriate steps accordingly to guide the direction of the talk.
- Can organise a varied and balanced sequence of plenary, group and individual work, ensuring smooth transitions between the phases. Can intervene diplomatically in order to redirect talk, prevent one person dominating or to confront disruptive behaviour.
- Can organise and manage collaborative group work efficiently.
Can monitor individual and group work non-intrusively, intervening to set a group back on task or to
ensure even participation.
Can intervene supportively in order to focus peoples attention on aspects of the task by asking targeted
questions and inviting suggestions. Can explain the different roles of participants in the collaborative process, giving clear instructions for
Can explain ground rules in collaborative discussion in small groups that involves problem solving or the
evaluation of alternative proposals.
Can intervene when necessary to set a group back on task with new instructions or to encourage more
- Can allocate the turn in a discussion, inviting a participant to say something. Can give simple, clear instructions to organise an activity.
- Can give very simple instructions to a cooperative group who help with formulation when necessary. C