The various types of classroom grouping that can be utilized best from basic to secondary education:
- Ability grouping within a class:
This type of grouping is used for developing a habit or skill. The classroom is divided into two or more groups on the basis of inadequacies in that skill. In this type of grouping, there is no group-naming; and the class time is given to individual work small group work, and class discussion. Ability grouping in reading differs slightly in that the groups use basal readers of different levels, and each group is dealt with as a class within itself. When students are classified into ability groups, the content of the courses and the method of instruction is adapted to their learning capacities.
- Interest grouping:
For the development and extension of interest, students select their own groups by joining the one working on the project or topic that interests them most or contains persons with whom they want to work. This emotional climate of a classroom effective classroom management.
- Groups for study projects:
For acquisition of knowledge in a lifelike situation, the class outlines the area to be studied, setting up topics to be investigated, problems to be solved, and projects to be done. The class then divides into groups on the basis of desire to engage in a phase of work or a project. Each student is responsible to the group, and each group fulfills a particular function for the class, thus introducing social responsibility and teamwork.