Five ways for facilitators to get a grip on small group learning

Authors

  • Marcel D'Eon Augusta University
  • Rebecca Zhao University of Saskatchewan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.72949

Abstract

Successful groups do not happen by chance, and they do not depend solely or even mainly on the interpersonal skills of the group members. Cooperative learning (CL) theory tells us that small groups are successful when facilitators structure and organize the small group to include each one of the five elements of cooperative learning. In this article, we have described each of these five elements as a way to get a grip on small group learning: positive interdependence, promotive interaction, group and individual accountability, interpersonal and small group skills, and group processing. To help our readers remember the five key elements of CL, the five ways to get a grip on small group facilitation, we have created an infographic.

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Published

2022-03-29

How to Cite

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D’Eon M, Zhao R. Five ways for facilitators to get a grip on small group learning. Can. Med. Ed. J [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 29 [cited 2022 Jun. 25];13(2):82-8. Available from: https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/cmej/article/view/72949

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