Collaboration Worksheet

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Collaboration Worksheet

Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:

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

The advantages of having diversity in a collaborative learning environment are very beneficial, because having a group of people of all types of cultures and ethnic backgrounds expands the possibilities of greater ideas and an expansion of the amount of thought put in to a subject or project. By working in such an environment it requires an individual (such as a college student) to step outside their comfort zone and socialize with people of different ages, religion, physical ability, gender, and sexual orientation. Which later leads to an open-minded way of thinking to better understanding and relate to perspectives of others.

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

Factors such as diversity, attitude, learning, and work styles might affect collaboration in a negative way since we all have certain biases against certain groups or value systems. With a broad range of classes out there like Black, Asian, Latino/Hispanic, and Women studies sometimes it’s inevitable that certain individuals will not agree with the topics being taught. This is known as discrimination, prejudice and insensitivity. Not all cultures and or ethnic groups get along when put together, instead negative attitudes and thoughts may be the result. This may not always be the case but often times it is the sad result of upbringing and what the media has broadcast.

• How does personal responsibility influence the work and success of a group?

Personal responsibility greatly influences the work and success of a group, because if everyone is doing their part and pulling their own individual weight on a project then it will be accomplished in a timely matter. If a...
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