Collaborative learning is becoming increasingly popular in education and corporate training settings. This approach involves learners working together in small groups to complete tasks, solve problems, or discuss topics. Collaborative learning is based on the principle that knowledge is constructed through social interaction and is more effective than traditional lecture-style teaching.
Research has shown that collaborative learning can improve critical thinking skills, problem-solving ability, communication skills, and teamwork skills. It also fosters a positive learning environment, where learners are engaged, motivated, and supportive of one another.
A study conducted by Johnson et al. (2014) found that collaborative learning can lead to higher academic achievement and greater retention of knowledge than individual learning. The study also showed that learners who participated in collaborative learning were more satisfied with their learning experience and felt more confident in their ability to apply what they learned in real-world situations.
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Johnson, D. W., Johnson, R. T., & Smith, K. A. (2014). Cooperative learning: Improving university instruction by basing practice on validated theory. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 25(3&4), 85-118.