Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

 

Date of this Version

1997

Document Type

Article

Comments

To Improve the Academy, published by the Professional and Organizational

Development Network in Higher Education, volume 16, 1997.

Abstract

Research shows that active and cooperative learning activities can be effective teaching methods; however, developing and carrying out these practices is often challenging, perhaps even confusing and frustrating, to educators who have not been trained in group processes. This article reviews basic principles for using group techniques in college classrooms, describes the developmental stages of groups, and provides examples of activities and assignments as well as processes for reflection and evaluation.

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