Helping Graduate Teaching Assistants Lead Discussions with Undergraduate Students: A Few Simple Teaching Strategies

by: Tamara Varcoe, Leana Coleman, Murray Jensen, Kirsten Farrand, and Leanne Redman

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) are frequently asked to lead discussion groups. These groups generally take the form of tutorials, review sessions, or problem-based learning classes. In their preparation, what to teach is often emphasized over how to teach. The primary intent of this paper is to provide a few simple teaching strategies for GTAs, but our ideas are germane to any biology educator.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2005Stock # jcst05_034_07_20Volume 034Issue 07

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