The Use of the “World Café” Technology by a Teacher-Psychologist in Order to Study Joint Activities and Group Behavior



The large number of psychological studies on the problem of joint activity have been carried out a in our country over the past 40 years made a certain contribution to the formation of the corresponding concept, which has become one of the most common in the psychology of groups and collectives, especially labor collectives. This problem was formulated differently not only in different periods of its development, but also by different researchers. Despite some differences in the formulations of the problem, as well as changes as a result of its natural development, the problem of joint activity is still it remains in the focus of attention of researchers. Recently, specialists have distinguished a special type of joint activity — jointly creative. This type of organization of collective activity originated in the fields of science and art. The laws of creativity require taking into account everyone, even the most “crazy” vision, because in the cauldron of general discussion, a discovery can appear from the most absurd idea. This type is characterized by a special activity of each of the participants in the interaction process, namely: activity in terms of improving their own professional competence through participation in collective activities. The World Cafe as a way of group discussion in a relaxed and relaxed atmosphere may be successfully implemented in the practice of a teacher-psychologist.

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Keywords: collaboration, group, teamwork, critical thinking, creativity, communication

Journal rubric: Scientific Validity of the Practices of Psychological and Pedagogical Work with Childhood Implemented in the Education System

Article type: scientific article


Received: 10.07.2022


For citation: Matveeva A.V. The Use of the “World Café” Technology by a Teacher-Psychologist in Order to Study Joint Activities and Group Behavior [Elektronnyi resurs]. Vestnik prakticheskoi psikhologii obrazovaniya = Bulletin of Psychological Practice in Education, 2022. Vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 47–55. DOI: 10.17759/bppe.2022190205. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Anna V. Matveeva, Teacher-Psychologist, Gymnasium No. 4, Kursk, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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