collaborative learning

Collaborative Learning "CL is an educational approach to teaching and learning that involves groups of learners working together to solve a problem, complete a task, or create a product. In the CL environment, the learners are challenged both socially and emotionally as they listen to different perspectives, and are required to articulate and defend their ideas. In so doing, the learners begin to create their own unique conceptual frameworks and not rely solely on an expert's or a text's framework."

Source: Laal, M. & Laal, M. (2012). Collaborative Learning: What is it? Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 31, 491–495.