Preparing graduates for work in the creative industries: a collaborative learning approach for design students

Morag Turnbull, Allison Littlejohn, Malcolm Allan

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    Abstract

    Interest in the use of collaborative learning strategies in higher
    education is growing as educators seek better ways to prepare students
    for the workplace. In design education, teamwork and creativity are
    particularly valued; successful collaborative learning depends on
    knowledge sharing between students, and there is increasing recognition
    that the goals of individuals affect their perception of the costs and
    benefits of knowledge sharing. In a team that is functioning well, members
    commit to the collaborative achievement of the group’s goals; however,
    students see knowledge as a personal resource that is often used to
    assess their performance and this may affect their goals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)291-300
    Number of pages10
    JournalIndustry and Higher Education
    Volume26
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

    Keywords

    • creativity
    • collaborative learning
    • design education
    • knowledge

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