Collaborative and project-based learning
In the skills-based economy of today, and indeed the future, learning needs to happen faster than ever before, and billions are invested in all kinds of training programmes. There’s massive amounts of content available on the internet as well – millions of articles, videos, e-books, and other tools – to help people learn. The one thing missing from these developments seems to be the fact that the most memorable and powerful learning actually happens when we talk and collaborate with others.
It is the conceptualising, recalling, and putting of information into practice that leads to the creation of the memory pathways that stick in our minds. This is the reason why more and more schools provide opportunities to work in groups and offer group homework assignments. This is also why teachers give students topics for group discussions after a lecture, because cohort-based, collaborative, or project-based learning are among the most useful and valuable ways to learn.