This technique is especially useful for knowledge areas where content is likely to be “chunked” into different parts. Learners take in information, process it and pass it on to each other. They are supported in this by the expert groups.


One session (60 minutes).


  • Step 1: the material under study is divided into as many parts as there are team members, so that each team member receives a fragment of the information on the topic that, as a whole, is being studied by all the teams, and does not receive the information that has been made available to his or her teammates.

Basic group

  • Step 2: the class is divided into groups of 4 or 5 pupils each.
  • Step 3: the pupils in each group are numbered.
  • Step 4: all pupils of the same number in the different groups receive the same information and tasks.
  • Step 5: students work individually on their “sub-theme” and information.

Group of experts

  • Step 6: students of the same number preparing the same “sub-topic” sit together, share their findings and solutions, exchange information, go deeper into key concepts, construct schemes and concept maps, clarify doubts raised, etc.; we could say that they become experts of their section. They all take notes, because later they have to go back to their home group to report. In addition, learners have to decide together how they are going to pass on the information in the home group.

Basic group

  • Step 7: cada “experto vuelve a su grupo base y se responsabiliza de explicar al grupo la parte que él ha preparado.


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