Collaboration: the prodigal process

Baguley, Margaret (2007) Collaboration: the prodigal process. In: AARE 2006: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2006: Engaging Pedagogies, 27-30 Nov 2006, Adelaide, Australia.

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Collaborative processes are beginning to play an increasingly important part in global efforts to control pollution, population and more recently the threat of
terrorism. Technological advances in communication have resulted in a greater sense of the global community in which we live and interact. Traditional concepts and roles
are being overturned at a progressively faster rate, resulting in us living in a period of ‘necessary interdependence’ (1993, p. 21). As a result, society has become increasingly aware of and more wiling to accommodate difference. Socialisation in Western society emphasises competitiveness and self-promotion, factors which do not
prepare individuals wishing to undertake a collaborative process characterised by interdependence and mutual compromise. The increasing acceptance and extent of
collaborative practice, in areas such as contemporary art, is one reflection of this global situation. An understanding of the creative and innovative approaches utilised in the arts will contribute to an area of increasing interest and relevance in contemporary society, particularly as the benefits of collaborating are linked to creativity in problem solving. This paper will investigate why collaborative processes are being encouraged in various sectors, such as education, and why such processes have appeared only in recent times.

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Depositing User: Dr Margaret Baguley
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2010 10:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaboration, problem solving, socialisation, technology, creativity
Fields of Research (FoR): 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified

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