Collaborative Assignment Guidelines
The collaborative work team advocates commitment to working together, understanding individual and team autonomy, defining purpose of teams objectives, learning how to use distributed leadership and negotiations skills, defining team norms and codes of conduct, developing member roles for task completion, nurturing sub-groups, and allowing for members to resolve their own disputes.In this environment students are actively involved adjusting and developing communication venues to meet task and process objectives. As a result teams encounter five basic stages of team development, testing and dependency (forming), tension and conflict (storming), building cohesion (norming), and finally, establishing functional role relationships (performing) before the team adjourns.
Collaborative Course Readings
Building and Managing Collaborative Teams
- The Social Psychology of On-line Learning Communities - Ashcraft/Treadwell
- Treadwell, T., Ashcraft, D. M. (2005). A pedagogy for collaborative on-line research and learning: The CORAL model. Manuscript. National Society for Experiential Education Quarterly .30 (1), 10-17.
- Tuckman Stages of Group Development-Tuckman
- Inter-group Conflict & Superordinate Goals - Robbers Cave Experiment -Sherif