Updated: What is a group? In this article I review the development of theory about groups. We look at some different definitions of groups, and some of the key dimensions to bear in mind when thinking about them.
Updated: What is group work? While many practitioners may describe what they do as ‘groupwork’, they often have only a limited appreciation of what groupwork is and what it entails. In this piece I introduce groups and group work, define some key aspects, and suggest areas for exploration. In particular we focus on the process of working with groups.
Updated: What is teaching? I explore the nature of teaching – those moments or sessions where we make specific interventions to help people learn to go beyond the given and know possibility. This is set within a discussion of pedagogy and didactics and demonstrates that we need to unhook consideration of the process of teaching from the role of ‘teacher’ in schools.
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