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ERIC Number: ED463560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Pages: 110
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-875622-47-0
Managing Small-Group Learning.
Reid, Jo-Anne
Students working together in small groups are a familiar scene in Australian elementary schools. But why are small groups used, and who benefits from their use? This book puts the case for small-group organization in the light of contemporary educational theory. In doing so, the book guides the teacher taking the first steps towards small-group practices, while serving as a refreshing challenge to the teacher who already "does" small-group learning. Clearly structured and filled with examples, the book aims to meet teachers in the middle of their daily practice. It is about curriculum and classroom planning--in particular, about how to plan teaching to manage student learning as effectively and productively as possible. Following an introduction, the book is divided into these chapters: (1) Why Small Groups?; (2) Understanding Small Groups; (3) Planning for Small Groups; (4) A Planning Model for Small-Group Learning: A Summary of the Planning Model; (5) Using the Planning Model; (6) Managing Engagement and Exploration; (7) Managing Transformation and Presentation; (8) Managing Reflection; and (9) Managing Professional Growth. (Contains 74 references.) (NKA)
Primary English Teaching Association, P.O. Box 3106, Marrickville NSW 2204, Australia (Stock No: pet071: $27 Non Members; $20 Members). Tel: (02) 9565 1277; Fax: (02) 9565 1070; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Newtown (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia