A Guide to Small Group Teaching (SGT)
What is Small Group Teaching?
Small Group Teaching (SGT) is a widespread form of student-centred teaching which promotes a deep approach to learning including conceptual development and change (Marton and Saljo 1976). McCrorie states that “the purist view of small group teaching is that it must be learner-centred, with all students joining in free discussion of a particular topic” (2006, p. 5).
For the purposes of this guide, small group teaching refers to any process or method of tutor-student interaction that involves a group of 2-20 students, however, as McCrorie notes, “group size is probably less important than what ...