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For example, lecturers represent an excellent means of • • • ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine, 2nd edition. Edited by Peter Cantillon and Diana Wood.  2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. • • introducing a new subject; demonstrating how knowledge is structured and prioritised in a particular domain; stimulating curiosity; directing further study; linking research and practice. 19 20 ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine If lectures are to have an important place in a curriculum, the challenge for teachers is to ensure that students learn more and derive better value from attending lectures.

While self-chosen groups may have their merits they may lead to some kind of conformity of interests and abilities; teams of friends may collude in not challenging each other. A carefully balanced group membership using Belbin’s team roles (see Jaques and Salmon 2006, p. 153) can be followed by negotiated changes where individual students make a case for them. Student-led groups There are occasions, planned and otherwise, when it is appropriate to establish groups led and organised by students.

28 ABC of Learning and Teaching in Medicine Further reading Day K, Grant R, Hounsell D. Reviewing Your Teaching. TLA Centre University of Edinburgh, 1998. Exley K, Dennick R. Small Group Teaching – Tutorials, Seminars and Beyond. Abingdon: Routledge, 2004. Habeshaw S & T, Gibbs G. 53 Interesting Ways to Run Seminars and Tutorials 1996; TES, 2000. uk Tiberius R. Small Group Teaching – a Trouble-shooting Guide. London: Kogan Page, 1999. References Brookfield S, Preskill S.

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