This chapter employs a longitudinal social network approach to research small group teaching in higher education. Longitudinal social network analyses can provide in-depth understanding of the social dynamics in small groups. Specifically, it is possible to investigate and disentangle the processes by which students make or break social connections with peers and are influenced by them, as well as how those processes relate to group compositions and personal attributes, such as achievement level. With advanced methods for modelling longitudinal social networks, researchers can identify social processes affecting small group teaching and learning.
|Title of host publication||Theory and Method in Higher Education Research|
|Editors||Jeroen Huisman, Malcolm Tight|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|