General Education Resources

COLLABORATION is the process of working together and sharing the workload equitably to progress toward shared objectives .

  People with a general education work collaboratively with others, on both small and large projects. Effective collaborators are interdependent, interactive, accountable, and reflective. That is, they work interdependently within a group, interact productively with group members, demonstrate accountability for their own contributions to the work of the group, and reflect on the success of the group, including their own contributions and the contributions of others.

Students who have collaboration skills can:

  • contribute to the development of shared goals within the group
  • contribute their own knowledge and expertise to the group
  • participate actively and responsibly in all group activities
  • honestly assess own their contributions and the contributions of others 



The Case for Collaborative Learning

Why Isn't Cooperative Learning Used To Teach Science?

Groupwork as a form of assessment: common problems and recommended solutions







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