I thought some of my readers would find this particularly interesting 🙂
In last week’s blog, I discussed test anxiety, and how this may affect student’s ability to perform well during exams. This week, I will introduce how social anxiety effects education during collaborative learning/ group work. I briefly mentioned general anxiety in the previous blog, so if anyone would like to read it before this one, just click here and have a look!
So what is social anxiety (or social phobia)? It is a constant feeling of fear during social situations. This can vary from a small group of people gathered in a casual environment, to a group of people in a more formal environment such as a discussion in a classroom. Many of us often feel a lack of confidence or slight nervousness meeting new people, or speaking in public. However, individuals who suffer from social anxiety will experience this on a regular basis and on a higher…
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