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Small Group Teaching

Date:  TBC

16 participants maximum

Designed for:  Academic staff, research staff, teaching assistants

Aim: To explore various methods of teaching small groups, e.g. tutorials, seminars, small groups within larger groups.


  • strengths and difficulties with small group teaching
  • aims of small group teaching
  • planning and preparation for small group work
  • encouraging participation
  • communication skills: questioning, responding, listening, explaining
  • methods (e.g., icebreakers, pairs and buzz groups, brainstorming, case-studies)
  • practical applications: video examples

Registration is via iTrent self-service for staff. For Post-Graduates, Teaching Assistants and Students who wish to register, please email: or alternatively call, 02890 972420