Collaborative learning is an approach to teaching and learning that involves a partnership or a group working together to achieve a common goal. Working in a partnership or a group is a great way for a child to discover skills that he or she might not know they have and enhance the ones that they already possess.
In some cases, a collaboration can be a more effective way in learning. For example, making a structural art project may render a better piece if a partnership between two different skills or a group of multiple talents are joined to together. As there are many aspects to the art project, some individuals can only be capable of accomplishing one or two. For example, the child can be exceptional in sketching and coloring but may be lacking the skills in actual construction thus leaving a void. If the child were to have a partner who has talent in actual construction of the art piece, then the results will be more convincing rather than the one where he or she is to do it alone. This collaboration not only creates great work but also cultivates relationships in the classroom.
Rainbow Room Learning Center has a many of collaborative learning activities that allow students to showcase talent and share knowledge among each other. Rainbow Room also teaches the value team work and how working together as one can make learning colorfully fun.