How Group Dynamics Research Can Inform the Theory and Practice of Postsecondary Small Group Learning

  title={How Group Dynamics Research Can Inform the Theory and Practice of Postsecondary Small Group Learning},
  author={Michael Sweet and Larry K. Michaelsen},
After a brief review of integrative small group learning models that have appeared in the educational psychology literature, this article then looks into the group dynamics literature and describes one of that field’s most well-documented findings: that interactions among group members change somewhat predictably over time. How theorists from various traditions within educational psychologymight explain and explore the phenomenon of “group development” is proposed, followed by a description of… CONTINUE READING

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