"Working in groups is a bad idea because it encourages weak students to let the others do the work." Discuss

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The idea that working in groups is a bad thing is fundamentally mistaken because, overall, the advantages of this way of configuring the class outweigh the potential disadvantages. In groups there is the opportunity for , which can often be invaluable. In addition, organised in this way become less . Moreover, in life today, team-working is a feature of every workplace and one of the roles of is to provide a preparation for future careers.

can contribute to effective in most situations. Many (especially in large ) can benefit from this approach. Weaker are often less afraid of and taking risks in front of their peers, than in close contact with their or in front of the whole . Also, with regard to the stronger , a perfect way to consolidate their learning is to transmit that knowledge to others.