ERIC Number: ED289488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to the Use of Group Learning Techniques. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 5.
This booklet is the third of three sequels to "A Guide to the Selection of Instructional Methods." Following a brief introduction, characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of five group learning techniques are examined: (1) buzz sessions and similar small-group exercises; (2) class discussions, seminars, and tutorials; (3) participative exercises of the game/simulation/case study type; (4) mediated feedback/discussion sessions; and (5) group projects. Situations in which group learning can make a useful contribution to the educational process are then discussed. These include the use of group learning in teaching or developing higher cognitive objectives, problem-solving and decision-making skills, creative thinking, communication skills, interpersonal skills, and affective objectives. Finally, the role of the teacher in group learning is described. An annotated list of three references recommended for further reading is included. (MES)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Robert Gordon's Inst. of Technology, Aberdeen (Scotland).
Authoring Institution: Scottish Central Institutions Committee for Educational Development.
Note: For related guides, see IR 012 951-954 and IR 012 958.