Collaborative Learning approach: a situation in which two or more people learn or attempt to learn something together. More specifically, collaborative learning is based on the model that knowledge can be created within a population where members actively interact by sharing experiences and take on asymmetry roles. Learners engage in a common task where each member is accountable to each other.
Collaborative learning approach is commonly seen in educational settings. Involving joint intellectual effort by students or students and teachers. Groups of students work together to understand and make sense by sharing information and knowledge. Collaborative learning comes into play in every classroom where discussion is allowed. During class when we are split into groups or in pairs we are practicing collaborative learning.
Collaborative learning can be used in a community that lacks information and awareness. It can be used to help those entering the community as well as other members learn and understand needs through other community members.