Converting theory into practice

This section provides helpful activities and ideas that apply the theories of learning and teaching into the practical group work context.

Resource Brief Description
Mapping activities against learning theories A proforma for mapping group learning and teaching activities against Bloom’s taxonomy and Gardner’s MI
Group work activity A student centred group based learning and teaching experience using multiple learning theories and student learning styles (courtesy of Karen Lambert)
Student experiences of critical thinking A journal article that discusses how different thinking abilities will effect student participation in activities to varying degrees
Turning content into group work Tips for facilitating questioning and keeping group discussions moving along
Suitable methods and activities A variety of teaching methods that are suitable for small group work because they adopt a student-centred approach. Also applicable to online learning