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ERIC Number: ED043567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 19
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Learning in the Small Groups.
Glatthorn, Allan A.
Following an opening statement explaining the importance of small groups as an educational innovation, the author examines seven different types of groups, their organization and function. 1) The task group involves students in many types of meaningful work, with each member able to make a useful contribution towards the completion of the task. 2) The didactic group has the teacher or leader presenting material with the purpose of informing, reviewing or clarifying. 3) The tutorial group puts the emphasis on individual instruction, usually of a remedial nature. 4) The discursive group provides for free and uninhibited discussion by students of a topic of prime importance to them, with the teacher in the role of interested observer. 5) The brainstorming group is problem or solution centered, without criticism, and the teacher's role is to motivate, to get the ball rolling, and then to stay out. 6) The heuristic group places the emphasis on inquiry and discovery, and is intended to make students skillful askers of questions. 7) The maieutic group uses the Socratic method to determine the answer to a question through the open and honest exchange of informed opinion. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Development of Educational Activities, Dayton, OH.