October 17, 2011

The Value of Collaborative Learning

Filed under: October 2011 — mbrown @ 10:47 am

Creating a classroom environment where collaboration can thrive doesn’t tend to be a high priority in our education system in the United States.  That’s not surprising given that we emphasize the importance of students finding answers and problem solving individually.  But recent studies are beginning to show that collaboration actually enhances learning.  Students who are allowed to use technology and work together to solve problems learn quickly and retain the information long term. (more…)

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