|IOCC Lessons: Teacher Background Information
The four lessons on the IOCC are designed for use in a work group setting. The students are given the assignment sheet, the resources, and are encouraged to find the answers to the questions. The students are elected to serve in certain capacities in their work groups. They are to choose members to fill the roles of facilitator, recorder/reporter, and "go for" or "gopher. The facilitator keeps the group on task by encouraging members to interact and work together. The recorder/reporter keeps the assignment sheet and records the group's responses. The gopher is the only one allowed out of his or her seat. He may be asked to get any further resources, for example, pencils, Bibles. The gopher is also in charge of returning all supplies back to where they came.
After the groups have completed their assignment sheets, the recorder/reporter is the one designated to report to the whole class the results of the work group. Review the assignment sheet. Decide how many groups you should divide the class into so that each group can respond to a part of the worksheet. Each group, however, is to complete the whole worksheet. After a group makes a report, the teacher may ask if other groups had the same or differing conclusions.
The teacher should read all material ahead of time and be in a position to facilitate the work of the groups. The teacher should monitor how well the group members are working together, and offer encouragement for participating.