This comprehensive guide for new university teachers brings together straightforward and practical advice on small group teaching alongside examples of practice across disciplines. Written in a highly accessible style, it covers topics such as the foundations of small group teaching; methods and techniques; and advice on inclusive and non-discriminatory practice. Now fully updated, this new edition also takes into account changes in technology and the expectation of students, includes examples of practice from a variety of institutions, and offers learning resources and reading suggestions throughout.
Series Editor Introduction; Acknowledgements; Introduction to the book; Chapter 1. Views on Small Group Teaching: A Learner’s perspective; Chapter 2. Educational Theories that Support SGT; Chapter 3. The Physical, Psychological and Social Conditions for Successful SGT; Chapter 4. The Skills of Facilitation; Chapter 5. Diverse groups and Inclusivity; Chapter 6. Working with Learner groups : Techniques and methods in the classroom; Chapter 7. Problem based learning.;Chapter 8. Learners as partners – learner-led seminars, tutorless tutorials and workshops; Chapter 9. Hands on, practical teaching in small groups; Chapter 10. Managing and facilitating group projects; Chapter 11. Blended learning and tutoring at a distance.; Appendices; References; Index
This indispensable series is aimed at new lecturers, postgraduate students who have teaching time, Graduate Teaching Assistants, part-time tutors and demonstrators, as well as experienced teaching staff who may feel it’s time to review their skills in teaching and learning.
Titles in this series will provide the teacher in higher education with practical, realistic guidance on the various different aspects of their teaching role, which is underpinned not only by current research in the ﬁeld, but also by the extensive experience of individual authors, and with a keen eye kept on the limitations and opportunities therein. By bridging a gap between academic theory and practice, all titles will provide generic guidance on the topics covered, which is then brought to life through the use of short, illustrative examples drawn from a range of disciplines. All titles in the series will:
Titles in the series will prove invaluable whether they are used for self-study, as reference material when seeking teaching recognition or as part of a formal taught programme on teaching and learning in higher education (HE), and will also be of relevance to teaching staff working in further education (FE) settings.