Using the Class Group

 The Class Group

An important feature of most face-to-face teaching is that it takes place with a group of students. Sessions such as formal lectures seem to attempt to legislate the group dimension out of existence (unsuccessfully, of course), but most other teaching recognises its enormous potential to help or hinder learning.

The following pages address a small selection of the issues about groups of learners:

Group size

Group development

Group cultures

Small group working

Roles in groups

Participation levels

Large groups

The course of a course

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Atherton J S (2013) Learning and Teaching; [On-line: UK] retrieved from

Original material by James Atherton: last up-dated overall 10 February 2013

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