Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? When teachers assign projects on which students must work together, the students learn much more effectively than when they are asked to work alone on projects.

Nowadays some people believe that is better for a student to do a project by themselves than with other students. I totally disagree with this idea. I feel this way for two reasons and I will examine each of them in this essay. First of all, when you work on a school project alone you are not developing new skills. Obviously, learning with a group is more effective because you are capable to improve your communication ability. In other words, asking a person to work in a team can make your communication better. This can be better explained by a personal experience. When I was at school I did a lot of work alone, developing this projects alone did not improve my ability to work in a team and to communicate with other students. However, when I was at the university I got the chance to do more group projects and this really helped me to understand other people and to listen tothem. Consequently, I learned to talk better with someone. If had not learned to work as a group, I would not know how to interact with a team of people. Second, you can learn more in a group compared to studying alone. Doing a project alone does not give a chance to have someone teaching their point of view and sometimes this can improve your knowledge about different facts. Evidently, as a human we don't know everything,and learning in a group is more effective since different people hold distinctive wisdom. For instance, when I was at university I did a lot of group projects and every person in a different group taught me something so each project impacted me in a distinctive way. If I had not chosen to work in a group, I would not have the knowledge that I have today. In conclusion, I totally agree that a student can learn more in a group and I feel this way because in a team you can improve your communication skills and you can learn different things from different people.
Submitted by Matheus Ouverney on
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