Collaborative problem solvers are made not born – here's what you need to know
There are interrelated factors why so many students are unable to collaborate.
While students engage in group work in high school and college, they rarely receive meaningful instruction, modelling, and feedback about their teamwork abilities. This results in students overestimating their collaboration skills.
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