Working on a project-by-project basis using a cooperative learning strategy is a successful combination that results in improved student learning not only in the acquisition of knowledge, but also in the development of skills and competencies.
This methodology has a positive impact on the interpersonal relationships of the students, since they use resources to work as a team in a common project. Through this methodology, each student is an active agent not only of his or her learning, but also of the learning of his or her peers.
Co-operative work fosters values such as empathy, respect, listening, responsibility, joint effort, motivation, etc. All these aspects contribute to better addressing the diverse problems that can be found in the society around them, and help them become more competent and seek joint solutions to move forward.
In addition to the development of values and the diversity of social skills, cooperative work has many other advantages such as improving academic performance and the comprehensive development of the person through the exercise of his or her different abilities and intelligences, as well as improving communication and the development of emotional intelligence in order to know how to manage one's own emotions and how to identify and act according to the emotions of those around us.
The use of Chromebooks allows students to have applications such as Google Drive, which allows them to work in groups through a single shared document. In addition, they can design presentations and save the documentation provided by each team member in shared folders.
Students use laboratories for experiments and practices that complement theoretical knowledge and are organized in teams.