There has been a shift from individual competencies to group competencies and a shift in both learning institutions and the workplace. Value is often placed on how individuals can work as part of a team and this emphasis on team building should be an integral part of any learning environment.
The benefits of working together are fairly obvious and this concept, for the purpose of learning, has been utilized for as long as we can remember… This skill has been deemed an integral 21st century necessity and that shouldn’t surprise anyone. Now, more than ever, children need to learn how to work together. Team work is more the norm in any work environment, and therefore should be used as often as possible in the learning environment. More work for the teacher?