Learning in groups, rather than in formal lectures or presentations, allows students to have greater scope to negotiate meaning and express themselves and their own ideas.
It also helps them to establish far more effective relationships, not only with their tutors and trainers but with each other.
Yet many tutors and trainers find the leadership role required when working in groups difficult to perform satisfactorily, and revert to their traditional role as subject expert and prime talker.
This handbook is a truly comprehensive guide for anyone involved in group work, with advice and practical exercises to develop group learning skills for learners and tutors.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated, contains valuable new material throughout on group learning and collaborating online, and features new material on action research, the role of reflection and emotional intelligence.