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Opening the classroom to the community: Interactive groups

4. Interactive groups: an inclusive methodology

Diversity is possibly the word that better describes the current society. In schools, as micro social systems, dealing with diversity has also become crucial in terms of both learning and social repercussion. Decisions about what methodology is more effective or which is the best way of grouping students within classrooms are part of the response to this reality (Valls & Kyriakides 2013).

At this regard, Interactive Groups have been proved to be a successful form of classroom organization able to cope with diversity and have a positive impact on ALL students achievement.