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Collaborative Activities

Collaborative groups can’t be assigned, they have to be built and nurtured. Students often need to learn how to work effectively with others and as part of a team. We have to help students understand the what, why, and how of collaboration. We can do this in several ways:

  • Helping the students understand the benefits of collaboration and what successful collaboration looks like.

  • Guiding the students through the stages of team building (forming, storming, norming, and performing).

  • Giving students time and opportunities within the activity to develop leadership, decision-making, trust-building, communication, and conflict-management skills.

  • Establishing expectations and norms for working together.

  • Designing, or have students design, protocols for handling conflict disagreement so that they can resolve issues within their teams.

  • Teaching students active listening skills.

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