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ERIC Number: ED181809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 210
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Group Tutoring: Concepts and Case Studies.
Bramley, Wyn
The theory and practice of small group teaching in higher education is discussed. The book applies insights from American and British experience. Personal tutoring is defined as all those professional activities, attitudes, and personalized relationships that characterize all the teacher's dealings with all students. Personality and skills of the tutor are examined in relation to group work with students, colleagues, and in institutional training/development programs. Teaching methods for large institutional groups are discussed as well as seminars, tutorials, and staff groups. It is suggested that the effectiveness of teaching in this mode depends on the proficiency of the tutor and the willingness of students to engage in a degree of intimacy not usually associated with undergraduate education. Systems theory is discussed as an aid to understanding the institution as a large group. Small group teaching in relation to academic work is examined and a modified Theme-Centered-Interactional approach is described. Three fundamental modes of group interaction are examined including: student-to-tutor, group-to-tutor, and student-to-student. The implications of Basic Assumption and Focal Conflict theories for group teaching are also discussed. Major processes within the group as well as leadership requirements are reviewed. A series of six case studies illustrates various approaches to group teaching. (SF)
Nichols Publishing Company, P.O. Box 96, New York, NY 10024 ($25.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
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Language: English
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