ERIC Number: ED463560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Managing Small-Group Learning.
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)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Educational Theories, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Instructional Development, Models, Small Group Instruction, Teacher Role
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.peta.edu.au.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Primary English Teaching Association, Newtown (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia