Assigning Roles

This activity allows learners to choose their own roles and duties 

within a group task.

The steps
 

  • Learner are put into groups of various ability levels.

  • Learners select individual roles within their group. This allows learners to identify and work with their own strengths.

  • Each group is given a task, for example, this could be to create a set of instructions or to revise previous materials.

  • Teacher facilitates the session by observing and prompting when needed.

  • Learners share their work at the end of the session. This can be peer assessed. 

Top tips -  Assigning roles can be useful as a form of differentiation, or challenging learners to work outside of their comfort zones by giving them roles they might be less familiar in.

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