An active learning approach almost inevitably involves groupwork . . . →
If learners are encouraged to participate in activities, reflect on them, develop thoughts and ideas and consider implications of their learning, they are going to do this most effectively by working in groups. The trainer or teacher will need to be familiar not only with the Active Learning Model, but also, if they want to get the best out of a group, be familiar with the key elements of groupwork (see Heron 6 and Johnson 7) which help or hinder both the process and the content.