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Using the group

An important feature of most face-to-face teaching is that it takes place with a group of students. Sessions such as formal lectures seem to attempt to legislate the group dimension out of existence (unsuccessfully, of course), but most other teaching recognises its enormous potential to help or hinder learning.

The following pages address a small selection of the issues about groups of learners:

This is an archived copy of Atherton J S (2013) Learning and Teaching [On-line: UK] Original material by James Atherton: last up-dated overall 10 February 2013

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