By Miriam Clifford, writing for the Open Colleges website, InforED. Teachers will have noticed that a number of lessons offered by the Classroom Edition are based on versions of a collaborative learning model. Ms Clifford offers a more comprehensive look at the benefits of collaborative learning as well as practical suggestions on how to “include best practices for collaborative learning in [your] classroom,” including the importance of establishing group goals, creating group roles, pre-tests and post-tests, managing diversity and much more.