ERIC Number: EJ1044708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Reference Count: 1
Collaboration: Assumed or Taught?
Kaplan, Sandra N.
Gifted Child Today, v37 n4 p261-263 Oct 2014
The relationship between collaboration and gifted and talented students often is assumed to be an easy and successful learning experience. However, the transition from working alone to working with others necessitates an understanding of issues related to ability, sociability, and mobility. Collaboration has been identified as both an asset and a liability and as a constructive or destructive quality of personal or group achievements and innovations. The necessity to develop both an appreciation for and the skill sets required to collaborate is noted formally with references to the 21st Century Skills and the Common Core State Standards. Here, author Sandra Kaplan provides examples of curriculum tasks that can be integrated into the core curriculum to explicitly teach the skills of collaboration across the grade levels. These include self-assessment, roles, and goals.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Cooperation, Interpersonal Competence, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, State Standards, Academic Standards, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Role, Goal Orientation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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