Collaborative learning teams are said to attain higher levels of thinking and preserve information for longer times that students working individually.
This post provides 20 suggestions to help collaborative groups work more effectively. A few of them are:
* Establish group goals.
* Keep groups mid-sized.
* Build trust and promote open communication.
* Consider the learning process asa part of the assessment.
The post includes links to a variety of resources and each point has an explantion with additional information.