Updated: Aug 19
Although the common notion is that learning requires utmost concentration, it has been proven by science that learning in groups can expand your learning horizons. Harvard publishes an excellent quick guide to Working in Groups, with information valuable to both instructors and students.
Group projects from an early age can hone the skills that are needed to work in a corporate world. In this initiative, we will not only teach the mathematics concepts to the children but also provide them with engaging little projects.
5 Key benefits of learning in a group:
It reduces anxiety, its good to know that you are on par with others. It takes time to understand new concepts and its okay to take one step at a time.
It develops motivation, seeing your peers working on themselves motivates you to work as well.
It allows you to get a deeper understanding of the concept, as when you are learning in a group, there is a possibility of healthy brainstorming.
It also promotes individual accountability. You may think how a group project can lead to individual accountability, but behind every successful group project, there is a team fulfilling their respective roles flawlessly.
Group learning hones up child's soft skills.
Learning in groups can open up possibilities of new experiences for the children. Today, knowledge has become so vast that we cannot be a master of everything. We need to specialise in a field and work with other specialists to create something amazing.
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