Small-Group Discussion Skills

Matthew D. Deibel, Mary Jo Wagner

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPractical Teaching in Emergency Medicine, Second Edition
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9780470671115
StatePublished - Sep 23 2012


  • Brainstorming, as holding judgments until all ideas generate
  • Group interactions, as stimulating student learning and retention
  • Oral assessment for students, and feedback for facilitator performance
  • Problem-based learning, formulating/prioritizing key objectives
  • Role-playing in evaluating trainee's ability in communicating effectively
  • Small-group discussions, enabling trainees in higher levels of learning
  • Small-group skills, TBL in preparation/assessment/problem solving
  • Student small-groups, opportunity for involvement in learning
  • Students and junior house officers, and case-based learning
  • Teaching procedure, small-groups as the best way in reinforcing information


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