Opening the classroom to the community: Interactive groups

4.5. Benefits of Interactive Groups

Among others, these are the main benefits derived from developing interactive groups:

  • Promote interaction between students and adults.

  • Generate more motivation and enthusiasm in performing tasks.

  • Encourage creativity.

  • Encourage the participation of all students.

  • Favour the acquisition of curricular contents, the majority language and other languages.

  • Develop in students the ability to listen to others and respect the opinion of others.

  • Promote collaborative learning encouraging mutual support.

  • Generate higher expectations (“yes, we can” effect) and improve self-esteem.

  • Allow a closer monitoring of students and by more adults who watch over the evolution of the group and its difficulties.

  • Open the classroom door to the Community.