Collaborative learning

What is colloraborative learning?

In simple words its creating knowledge together.

This type of learning has been called by various names:

  • cooperative learning,
  • collaborative learning,
  • collective learning,
  • learning communities,
  • peer teaching,
  • peer learning,
  • team learning.

What they have in common is that they all incorporate group work.

However, collaboration is more than co-operation.

Collaboration entails the whole process of learning.

This may include students teaching one another, students teaching the teacher, and of course the teacher teaching the students, too.

More importantly, it means that students are responsible for one another's learning as well as their own and that reaching the goal implies that students have helped each other to understand and learn.