Colaboration Worksheet

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Collaboration Worksheet
|Benjemin Thayer                                                               |
|Brian Hamilton                                                               |
|Lee Pounds                                                                   |

Anthony West

• What are the advantages of having diversity in a collaborative learning environment?

  Diversity amongst team members means that we will have different viewpoints that come from different backgrounds, ages, learning styles and environments. Open mindedness is crucial because it allows us to learn from each other. Again, diversity promotes learning; learning about each other, learning different ways of doing things and getting differing perspectives on life and the task at hand than your own. While this can be very helpful in a team, it can also hinder a team. It is possible that personal prejudices and fear of change can keep someone from opening up or trusting other team members because of their race, creed or place of origin. Personally, I feel that those differences should be embraced because it is these differences that will be able to broaden your sphere of knowledge. I can understand being afraid of accepting someone else’s opinions because they are different from your own. However, if you keep an open mind, you might be able see a different side of the argument and maybe, it will be a side that you might even agree with.

• How might factors such as diversity, attitude, learning, and work styles affect collaboration?

  Depending on how the group is set up then diversity and attitude can work with or against the group. If a person’s attitude is more negative or not caring then it can have a impact on the group by making it so that the rest of the group needs to pick up the slack and work harder to achieve the goal. On the other hand a member of the group with a positive drive can effect collaboration in a way...