The Impact of Collaborative Learning
How working together yields better results than watching a video
or listening to a lecture
Trio Prep's learning philosophy of working as a team to achieve a common goal isn't some new age, feel good educational theory - it is grounded in decades of research from America's top universities.
See what America's top universities are saying
about the power of collaborative learning.
"Cooperative, student-led discussions can address both cognitive and non-cognitive education goals. Better performance is a result of the 'positive interdependence', as students work through problems in a collaborative setting."
"Students engaging in teamwork typically develop greater problem solving skill and content understanding, higher motivation to learn and enthusiasm for course content, and present higher quality solutions."
"Set students up to work on a long-term project and reap the benefits of collaborative learning—you might be surprised at how hard they’ll work and how much they teach themselves when given the right context."
"Considerable research demonstrates that cooperative learning produces higher achievement, more positive relationships among students, and healthier psychological adjustment than do competitive or individualistic experiences."
"Group projects can help students develop a host of skills that are increasingly important in the professional world. Positive group experiences have been shown to contribute to student learning, retention and overall college success."
"Research shows that educational experiences that are active, social, contextual, engaging, and student-owned lead to deeper learning. The benefits of collaborative learning include increase in student retention, self-esteem, and responsibility."
"For the past three decades, educators have recognized the value of learning collaboratively. Educators widely recognize that students do not learn well when they are isolated 'receivers' of knowledge."
"Research shows that students working in small groups tend to learn more of what is taught, retain it longer than when the same content is presented in other instructional formats, and appear more satisfied with their classes."