Collaboration in education has always existed, but in recent times, the shift in individual learning to group learning has been realized and multiple studies have been conducted on the same. Collaboration has immense benefits amongst students, not only academic but also social and psychological. The competitive atmosphere especially showcased in India’s coaching centers and junior colleges is not appreciated as much now, and rightfully so. Competitive learning often discourages students. It also creates mental health issues in students which is obviously detrimental to their entire well-being. This kind of learning can also discourage actual learning as it is very grade-oriented. Many studies have shown that peer-to-peer learning/ social learning creates a positive environment in which students feel safe and helps develop a social support system within the classroom. In such a positive atmosphere, there is increased engagement and participation between peers, leading to better retention of knowledge. Collaboration between teachers and students is also extremely helpful to students as it creates an equal and healthy relationship between the two, which again promotes participation and knowledge retention. Collaboration is an important part of learning, and it must be incorporated into the everyday classroom. This has now become easier with the many educational technologies that have come into the market. These tools must be carefully selected and used by educators as they help streamline the entire process and make learning better for both students and teachers.

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