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Different ways of grouping learners

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As a teacher, you have different choices of how to group learners, or interaction patterns.

Whole class The class works together. They may be led by the teacher, or the teacher may give instructions and allow them to work independently
Groups Learners work in groups of three or more, perhaps with a group leader
Pairs Learners work in groups of two
Individual Each learner works alone

In every case, the teacher will monitor what the learners are doing.

Now watch the video of a teacher as she divides her class into groups.

  • Why do you think the teacher chose to do this as a group activity?
  • What techniques did she use to assign the groups?
  • Would you do the same or something different with your learners?

Share your ideas below.

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