Why Collaboration

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Collaboration develops understanding Collaboration is work force skill for today’s global world:

Collaboration develops understanding Collaboration is work force skill for today’s global world Why Collaboration?

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Why Collaboration? According to Vygotsky, students are capable of performing at higher intellectual levels when asked to work in collaborative situations than when asked to work individually. Vygotsky, L. (1978). Mind in society: The development of higher psychological processes. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Builds understanding

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Why Collaboration? The term "collaborative learning" refers to an instruction method in which students at various performance levels work together in small groups toward a common goal. Anuradha A. Gokhale JTE Volume 7, Number 1 - Collaborative Learning Enhances Critical Thinking Builds understanding

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Why Collaboration? “…by interacting with others, children learn not only what to think but how to think” Productive Work Groups Frey, Fisher, Everlove Builds understanding

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Why Collaboration? “…if the purpose of instruction is to enhance critical- thinking and problem- solving skills, then collaborative learning is more beneficial.” Anuradha A. Gokhale JTE Volume 7, Number 1 - Collaborative Learning Enhances Critical Thinking Builds understanding

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Why Collaboration? If you “Google” the terms “online collaboration”… …you will likely at least 30 million hits with more than the first thousand hits focused on tools for business professionals to collaborate online. work force skill

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Why Collaboration? “The shared learning gives students an opportunity to engage in discussion, take responsibility for their own learning, and thus become critical thinkers” work force skill Totten, S., Sills, T., Digby, A., & Russ, P. (1991). Cooperative learning: A guide to research. New York: Garland

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Why Collaboration? work force skill Businesses are using online collaboration to do everything from: develop concept maps plan projects create drawings chat Discuss sharing documents and videos.

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