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Collaborative Learning is an educational approach to teaching and learning that involves groups ofstudents working together to solve a problem, complete a task, or create a product.Numerous benefits have been described for Collaborative Learning (Pantiz, T., 1999). A good way fororganizing the benefits of Collaborative Learning, are to put them in categories. Johnsons (1989) andPantiz (1999) list over 50 benefits for collaborative learning. The list below is based on their works.This summarizes them into four major categories of; social, psychological, academic and assessment,as in following:Social benefits;Collaborative Learning helps to develop a social support system for learnersCollaborative Learning leads to build diversity understanding among students and stafCollaborative Learning establishes a positive atmosphere for modelling and practicingcooperationCollaborative Learning develops learning communities.
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