In a collaborative classroom students team together, and explore questions and create projects. They engage in multiple activities – they discuss lectures, work on group assignments, share their views, and create solutions.
Classrooms with clear objectives engage in multiple tasks that help improve their understanding of the concepts. Moreover, as students learn to work as a team, they share their strengths and nurture their weaknesses. They learn to deal with conflicts, develop interpersonal skills; and they learn to take ownership.
Benefits of Collaborative learning
What traits do ideal students possess? They are knowledgeable. They have excellent thinking skills. And, they can think strategically.
However, that’s just intellectual development- Students need emotional, social and ethical skills too. Can a curriculum achieve that?