Collaborative learning activities and their substantial role in the cognitive development of children with Learning Disabilities

ASIMINA RIGA, IRINI SKOPELITI

Abstract

The present paper intends to gain a better understanding of the characteristics directly associated with collaborative learning given that it actually entails a cognitive development among students with Learning Disabilities. These students undoubtedly face difficulties in both developing cognitive abilities and acquiring new knowledge. They also live under a constant anxiety in relation to their behavior refinement, the strengthening of their communication skills and finally the establishment of solid relationships with their surroundings. This paper further provides the repertoire of types of collaborative learning activities which are considered suitable for learning purposes directed to students with impairments. Finally, this paper pinpoints that using Information and Communication Technologies and multimedia contents in collaborative learning environment raise students’ interest in learning and boosts attention spam.

Keywords

Cognitive development, Learning Disabilities, collaborative learning activities, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT’s)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/une.3118

Educational Journal of the University of Patras UNESCO Chair | ISSN: 2241-9152 | Department of Educational Sciences and Early Childhood Education University of Patras

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