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Small group teaching and learning in context

Small group teaching does not take place in a vacuum. The diagram below shows how teaching and learning methods interrelate with learning outcomes/objectives, assessment, and evaluation and quality assurance. The teacher has a role in ensuring that each session forms part of the whole curriculum by creating opportunities (through selecting appropriate teaching and learning methods and creating a stimulating learning environment) for learners to achieve the stated objectives and thus be capable of passing assessments.

The educational paradigm

See the Setting learning objectives module and ‘Curriculum design and development’ in Explore around this topic for more information about planning learning events, the wider aspects of course planning and design, and how learning outcomes relate to setting assessment criteria as part of curriculum alignment.

Thinking point

  • What do you think are some of the most appropriate activities and learning/teaching methods that will facilitate both achievement of set task as well as group processes? 

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