The new paradigm is student-centered, based on inclusiveness, cooperative learning, and encourages individual differences.Learning is influenced by many factors and there are many approaches that have influenced learning.The contents of this book is based on an experimental study which was conducted to find out the effectiveness of Individualized learning and Cooperative learning on comprehension, problem solving and divergent thinking abilities. The book narrates in detail concepts, models and theories of the 2 learning approaches and the 3 abilities.The design of the study is outlined in detail. It highlights the significance of Self Learning materials as a medium to enhance performance of students. The implications and suggestions are experientially practical to be integrated and internalized for effective classroom teaching. Every part of this book is strictly utilitarian and is designed to serve as a reliable guide to Teachers, Student-teachers,Teacher-educators, Educational administrators, practitioner & consultants in Education and researchers who are interested in increasing classroom performance of students in secondary schools.