Designing student-centred group learning and teaching experiences

To design effective student-centred learning and teaching activities, a good start is in thinking about how students learn. To develop more creative or challenging group work tasks it is important to turn to theories of learning. These theories:

  • facilitate critical thinking
  • enhance students’ problem solving skills
  • engage the students and encourage interaction.

The work of Benjamin Bloom, Howard Gardner and Edward de Bono focuses on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills in learners. This section provides information on: