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Buzz Group: Promoting Small Group Interaction


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The buzz group is a collaborative method that promotes small-group interactions among learners. This strategy also helps activate learners’ prior knowledge and serves as a method for problem solving. Buzz groups can be integrated into lectures, case discussions, and presentations and may be particularly effective in large group sessions.

Purpose: Provide information on ways to implement the brainstorming teaching strategy to help you build your own educator’s portfolio.

Objectives: After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Define buzz group and the rationale for its use.
  • Identify best practices for utilizing the buzz group strategy.
  • Write a teaching plan to prepare for the practice of this teaching strategy.
  • Create an action plan for your future success as a practitioner of the buzz group method.

Length: This module will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.


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