My goal as the group leader is to engage the group members into a discussion and to
encourage them to express their opinion. When in group, I will present a question and each
participant will give his answer to the question. After each answer, group members will be
asked to give a feedback.
The first question will address the Glasbeek readings. I will first make sure that all
participants are aware of what corporate form is and who owned Westray mine. Second, I will
ask how this type of management influenced the events subsequent to the disaster.
The second question will deal with Richard’s statement that Westray was a predictable
tragedy. I will ask the group to describe the conditions in the mine prior to the disaster and
explain how these events foretold what was to come. I will also ask the team to explain the
meaning of an unpredictable disaster and express their opinion on whether any disaster could
The third question will inquire