Learning in Groups: A Handbook for Improving Group Work
The book, rateher than a formal lectures or presentations, allows students to have greater scope ot 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. It can also play a central role in developing key profesional skills, such as listening, presenting ideas, persuasion ...
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