Author: Adrian Tennant | Published on 1 December 2023
Question: How can careful grouping help learners?
Answer: Grouping learners carefully can give support and help learning.
Having learners work in groups is a good way to support learning and make a lesson more learner-centred. Learners appreciate the ideas of others when they work in different groups.
However, if learners always work in the same groups they can:
- become bored
- rely on the other learners too much
- always take on the same role in the group
Sometimes you might want a group with learners of different abilities so the stronger ones can help the others.
Think about your classes. How can you change the way you group learners?