Collaborative Assignment Guidelines
- To understand group and social psychological processes.
- To identify and work through communication difficulties/problems.
- To prepare four collaborative analyses, [collaborative analysis I, II, III, & IV].
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Collaborative Analyses OverviewTeams must devise a collaborative plan and complete four collaborative writing assignments. Integrate individual writing skills to form a collaborative analysis over a fifteen-week period. It is expected that the combination of individual and team writing experiences helps students learn to subdivide large tasks, synthesize different perspectives, and improve individual writing skills enabling them to form their fourth collaborative analysis (IV).
|1. Collaborative Analysis I||In-Groups Out-Groups||Checklist I|
|2. Collaborative Analysis II||Social Loafing||Checklist II|
|3. Collaborative Analysis III||Superordinate Goals||Checklist III|
|4. Collaborative Anslysis IV Final Overview||Checklist IV|
|5. Final Collaborative PPT||Checklist|
Each collaborative analysis should follow the format listed below. Collaborative analyses I-III should be no more than 8 pages. Collaborative analysis IV should be no more than 15 pages.
Title PageUse APA style.
Team IdentificationList teammate names and group identity information (e.g., team name, motto, etc.). Include this in 1st and 4th collaborative analyses only.
PurposeState the teams purpose for writing each collaborative analysis. The purpose correlates with the teams developmental stage.
Problems Encountered by TeamDescribe briefly what problems you have encountered (what went wrong, not worked or is undone). Describe this process in a table format.
Explain how or when you plan to solve these problems (e.g., how you're going to get back on schedule).