Small Group Teaching
This module introduces the topic of small group teaching and links closely with the modules Facilitating Learning in the Workplace and Improve Your Lecturing. This module briefly considers how small group teaching can be planned and structured and some of the techniques teachers can use to facilitate group and individual learning, including strategies for addressing difficult situations in groups.
By the end of the module you should have learned and updated some of the principles behind running small group teaching sessions and considered some of the issues involved in ensuring that groups function well and that the learning environment is conducive to learning for all those involved. You will also have an opportunity to apply the learning from the module to your own practice through carrying out activities and reflecting on these.
Before you start
Before you start the module we recommend that you spend a few minutes thinking about the following points and noting down some of your thoughts. If you are registered on the site, you can do this in the ‘reflections area’. Click on the ‘my area’ link at the top of the page to access your personal pages. Please note that you must be logged in to do this and that you will need to contribute to the ‘reflections area’ during the course of the module in order to complete and print out your certificate.