This type of grouping is in 2 parallel lines facing one another, talking to the person opposite. The children can move along the line to change partner. This grouping style works well for debate style questions where one line could argue ‘for’ and one line could argue ‘against’ within the topic.
Great for a group discussion but pupils will need to ensure their protocols are used to ensure turn-taking.
This involves 2 concentric circles. The inner ring faces the outer ring in order to speak to the outer circle who face inward. You can then rotate either the inner or outer circle.
The inner circle have a discussion which is observed by the outer circle. All pupils face inward for this. You can then ask the outer circle fr feedback or to summarise what the inner circle discussed.
Check out the overview of the groupings below and give them a go!