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group work

noun, Sociology
a method, used by professional social workers, of aiding a group or members of a group toward individual adjustment and increased participation in community activity by exploiting the mechanisms of group life.
Origin of group work
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Even in the simple plays with the first gift, group work is easily possible.

    Froebel's Gifts Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • With the first of the Building Gifts enters a new variety of group work, which was not adapted for the first and second gifts.

    Froebel's Gifts Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • The group work at the square tables is now especially beautiful, both when forms of symmetry or object forms are constructed.

    Froebel's Gifts Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • For practical work there are two plans in general use—individual and group work.

  • group work, or united building, should frequently be introduced.

    Froebel's Gifts Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • The cost of supplies is often accountable for group work, but lack of utensils or oven room may make it a necessity.

  • The sticks are especially serviceable for group work of various kinds, either at the long or square tables.

    Froebel's Gifts Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • It is well to have some group work, so that the pupils may learn to beat larger quantities.

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