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Small group work in university science teaching.

Bradford W. Imrie

Small group work in university science teaching.

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Published by Centre for Applied Research in Education, University of East Anglia in Norwich .
Written in English

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Statementby Brad Imrie, Tony Mansell, Jean Rudduck.
ContributionsMansell, Tony., Rudduck, Jean.
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Open LibraryOL13810180M

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About Small Group Teaching. Small Group Teaching was original published in by the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, Oxford Brookes University, UK.

The paper was intended as a resource for teachers in higher education. It was later made freely available online on the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development's website. Group working is likely to become an important aspect of your working life.

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Beating the Numbers Game: Effective Teaching in Large Classes lists in-class activities, out-of-class group exercises, and other ideas for keeping students engaged in large classes.

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For details on it (including licensing), click here. This book is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa license. Small Group and Independent Seatwork: Points to Consider zProvide instructions for independent seatwork before small group work begins.

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