033 From small group to big classroom

Research has shown that small interactions between students during small group learning environments can help the overall achievement of that group.

But then do those small group interactions help the collective, whole classroom level of interaction? It’s not something recognized as having previously been investigated.

We talk to Josh Premo, a graduate student in the biological sciences, who is working collaboratively with one of the College of Education’s science education faculty to determine if, in fact, small group interdependency during learning can be used to leverage increased behavioral engagement at the whole class level.