EDGE904 Activity - Group 4
For our activity, we shall be exploring
Collaboration through collaborative learning. We shall be examining
various aspects including what it looks like, how it works, and what
is needed for successful collaboration.
is Collaborative Learning?", Barbara Leigh-Smith, B., &
MacGregor, J.T. (1992) describes Collaborative learning as,
"an umbrella term for a variety of educational approaches involving
joint intellectual effort by students, or students and teachers
together. Usually, students are working in groups of two or more,
mutually searching for understanding, solutions, or meanings, or
creating a product. Collaborative learning activities vary widely,
but most center on studentsí exploration or application of the
course material, not simply the teacherís presentation or
explication of it".
Wikipedia (2012) describes Collaboration as, Collaboration is
working together to achieve a goal. It is a process where two or
more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals.
Most collaboration requires leadership, although the form of
leadership can be social within a decentralized and egalitarian