Learning Circles work best with small, enthusiastic groups of people - ideally between
4 and 15 learners.
A group of three can work, but you may not have a diversity of experience to share and it can put a strain on a pair if only one person doesn’t show up.
On the flip side, a larger group of 15 or more can be difficult to manage. With a larger size, it can be challenging for people to feel part of a team, feel like their voice is heard, or feel accountable to each other. With larger groups, a learning circle facilitator might consider splitting the group in two if space is available and nominate someone else to facilitate the second group.
If the size is an issue, big or small, we suggest asking the group their opinion about the number of people involved and also what solutions they might have to make the experience better for everyone.