From small groups to learning communities: Energizing large classes

Karl A. Smith

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This brief Work in Progress highlights over 60 interviews with faculty who have implemented active, interactive and cooperative learning, and learning communities in large classes (over 100 students). The presentation will summarize the research case for small-group learning and learning communities, describe a variety of approaches for implementing small group learning based on practices of faculty who were interviewed, highlight faculty members' responses to common challenges and problems, and provide suggestions for moving to broader implementation to active, interactive and cooperative learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)F1B-1
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000


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