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  • 0:02 What Are Collaborative Skills?
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Instructor: Mary Firestone
Find out what collaborative skills are and learn about different types of collaborative skills in this lesson. You'll receive a few tips for teaching students about collaborative skills, then you can take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

What Are Collaborative Skills?

Anyone who has coworkers has probably had to work with someone else to complete a project, whether it's completing an important report or assembling a retail display. Such collaboration requires the use of collaborative skills. Collaborative skills are the behaviors that help two or more people work together and function well in the process. Teachers can train their students in the skills of collaboration so they will be able to accomplish group tasks, not just in the classroom but also in work settings, social settings and other aspects of life.

Basic Collaborative Skills

Basic skills of collaboration are similar to skills of communication, in that they're generally best absorbed by younger children who can build on their skills as they grow. So, what are the skills of collaboration? Collaboration depends largely on the ability to simply join in, to commit yourself to working with others, listening to what others have to say and encouraging them to speak up and speaking up yourself when you have an idea or opinion.

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