Moreover, girls due their social learning have developed a trait of multitasking that helps them to combine studies with tasks aptly. Boys, on the other hand believe in competition and social isolation and hence as a group their performance is sliding down.
The trends analysis of public examination scores has validated over the last few years that in learning and achievement scores, cooperation has beaten competition hollow. Also, many studies have validated that cooperative learning is, the way forward and should be incorporated in the classroom processes.
I strongly feel that we must look at the implications of gender studies in classroom processes to learn and act cooperatively and collectively as a community of learners rather than simply counter one another through competitive classroom environment and summative evaluation.
If gender equity in learning is be brought about and maintained, students need to learn to transcend self-interest being promoted by competitive class environment as being practiced in most schools. There is a need of sharing and contributing to one another’s learning with no other reason than to do it and build a community of learners, otherwise girls will continue to outsmart boys.
For the sake of gender equity, learning, information and knowledge are for sharing, not for competing. In schools, competition and accolade need to be shunned and cooperation, sharing, synthesis and creativity need to be emphasized.