Coupled with use of spaced repetition, collaborative learning is a surefire way to help learners retain more information. Spaced repetition works by recalling and using information that helps create memory pathways within the brain.
The Ebbinghaus forgetting curve shows that you can study alone and remember 28% of what you learned after only two days. If you repeat the material, your chances of remembering the information rise to 46%. Take it one step further by using the material and interacting with others on the subject you learned, and you’ll remember 69% of the material.
That’s the power of collaborative learning, it can help promote the development of critical thinking skills among your team, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities.