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    Collaborative learning - Pros and cons

    Please help tell me the pros and cons of collaborative learning (group work) and how can i intergrate it in classroom.

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    Re: Collaborative learning - Pros and cons

    I think that one very important advantage is that students feel less anxious when they're being helping by a peer. But that may vary form culture to culture. I ask students to compare their answers with a peer, for example, before commenting on the correct answers. That's just one way. There are many more I use.


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    Re: Collaborative learning - Pros and cons

    Dear Anacas,

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Collaborative learning - Pros and cons

    One disadvantage is that it is harder to monitor.

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    Re: Collaborative learning - Pros and cons

    also, students who are not active or shy...may depend on their peers and therefore, they learn less. This is just an example from my class. It needs to be context-dependent.

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