Predominantly, the group study approach remains a long-time dilemma for college students despite the faltering graduation rate in different colleges globally. Nonetheless, a section of students remains convinced and confident of strength in studying in groups since it assists them academically. Influential groups offer learners a platform to develop confidence and a deeper understanding since they are organized and conducted among peers. Despite minimal challenges of group study, it helps generate effective and positive energy, instilling discipline, encouraging active participation, and need commitment from the group members.
Notably, study groups are vital in education since they help the students better understand the subject and the concepts of their study area. According to Utha & Tshering (2021), study groups encourage members to think creatively and develop strong communication skills that assist them in refining their understanding of the course materials. For example, it gives every member of the group the courage of active participation by making the students update their class assignments, helping them be ready for exams any time without cramming. Therefore, a better understanding of the study materials and the entire course of study is one of the benefits of group study.
The group study approaches generate effective and positive energy in members enabling them to learn faster than studying alone. For example, students could learn faster through asking questions from their fellow students within the group than reading the textbooks alone that might be confusing to them. Moreover, the study groups facilitate quick learning by making members share views with their friends instead of spending valuable time puzzling over study materials individually. In addition, studying in a group enable the learners to get a new perspective in learning, and getting unique views on a topic assists learners positively in understanding. Thus, group study is a more effective manner of generating positive learning strength from the members.
In conclusion, forming study groups is essential in education as it increases learners' motivation to graduate from their courses. It elevates the learning level by installing discipline and encouraging active participation and commitment among the members to understand and improve their studies.
Utha, K., & Tshering, T. (2021). Effectiveness of Group Work in the Colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan. Bhutan Journal of Research and Development, 10(2).