• Makes learning relatable to students: Students build on what they already know and are provided with opportunities to make connections between new concepts and existing ones.
  • Increases the effectiveness of learning: Students engage in critical thinking, acquire problem solving skills and engage in decision making.
  • Links theory to practice: Students have the chance to engage in the experience and practice what they have learned, see the application of the theoretical concepts in practice, process that application and make generalizations.
  • Increases students’ engagement, by encouraging collaboration and scaffolding between learners.
  • Assists in memory retention, by building strong relationships between feelings and thinking processes. Students have the capacity to learn successfully when the information is associated with values and feelings.
  • Leads to development of skills for lifelong learning, by assisting in the acquisition of essential skills and encouraging students to reflect, conceptualize, and plan for next steps.