10 tips for encouraging student collaboration

04/18/2013 | KQED.org

Students need to be taught how to learn and work collaboratively to be prepared for the work world, psychologist Thom Markham writes in this blog post. Markham offers 10 suggestions for teachers on creating "high-performance" teams among their students, including having them define each participant's role and creating a contract. "Once students form teams over an extended period and begin to collaborate well, they learn more, get better at teaching others, produce more powerful products, and enjoy the process," he writes.

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