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Hmm… another cooperation vs collaboration element?

Posted on: April 7, 2019

In my search for nuance, I distinguish between cooperation and collaboration. One of my favourite references is John Spencer’s handwritten differentiation.

Cooperation vs collaboration.

I only recently discovered one more possible distinction that was not previously part of my mental schema. According to this article:

…cooperative learning focuses on the effects of group interaction on individual learning whereas collaborative learning is more concerned with the cognitive processes at the group unit of analysis such as shared meaning making and the joint problem space.

Cooperative learning for the benefit of the individual; collaborative learning for the benefit of the whole.

I am not convinced yet because I have not been able to establish the agenda of the person who made this claim. It is certainly not a layperson’s semantic distinction between cooperation and collaboration. It might be a research-orientation for observation and data collection. But it creates cognitive dissonance nonetheless.

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