Among other cognitive developments of collaborative learning is self-awareness. The students learn of their individual attitudes, beliefs and standards shared in the group. The students’ interaction leads to individual evaluation of the perceptions that people hold of them (Gillies and Ashman, 67).
Self-awareness leads to self-esteem and confidence making the student to understand their abilities and talents. It is imperative for all students to continue evaluating themselves in the context of the group rather than individually as earlier depicted in the traditional theories of learning.