ERIC Number: EJ608310
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Argument for Making Large Classes Seem Small.
Cooper, James L.; Robinson, Pamela
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n81 p5-16 Spr 2000
Identifies the problems and challenges of large lecture-class-format college classes and offers empirical and theoretical rationales for moving to approaches that emphasize small-group learning. Cites research showing small groups promote cognitive elaboration, enhance critical thinking, provide feedback, promote social and emotional development, and foster appreciation of diversity. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: "Strategies for Energizing Large Classes: From Small Groups To Learning Communities."