- Advantages of similar skill level groups:
- It’s more likely students sitting next to each other are stuck on similar topics.
- Once you help one student, you can make them responsible for helping the students around them.
- Students sitting near them are likely to be able to use a similar language when discussing problems.
- Difficulties of varying skill level groups:
- Students can find it very challenging to collaborate when they have different skill levels.
- It’d be ideal if the students who have already mastered a topic could support the students who hadn’t advanced as far in the material; however, this collaboration can be difficult to facilitate.