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Teamwork Increases Learning

By October 29, 2012

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An interesting study that examined the learning patterns of college students suggests that students learn better when participating in team projects.

This study took place over a two-year period at The Pennsylvania State University, where students from one class participated in team projects in a number of activities. Professors discovered that cooperative activities fostered a deeper understanding of material and led to an increased ability to apply new knowledge to real-life situations.

One reason that teamwork may increase learning is that students take turns teaching and sharing their knowledge with one another. Information is reinforced through discussion and role playing.

So how can this study be helpful to you? It does suggest that group study may be the best way to develop a deep understanding of information. Why not form a study group today?

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