8The Fifth Way of LearningLEARNING IN GROUPSCollaborative Learning

TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE, so it is said. What about three, four or five heads? Most people who work in organizations have some experience with groups, from the simple weekly staff meeting to participation on high-performance teams. Many organizations now rely on some form of team collaboration to achieve their goals. Groups and teams are also used to facilitate learning; that is, for educational purposes.

Time Out

Imagine that you and your friends, Yuko and Richard, have enrolled in a workshop on group communication. Yuko grew up in Japan where it was considered rude even to ask a question of the teacher. She is very shy and worries about participating appropriately in the ...

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