27 May Teaching Collaboration in Middle School: New Role Playing Game
Our Agile Strategy Lab, where our work is centered at Purdue, is emerging as a global leader in the Science of Collaboration. Today we began exploring how Strategic Doing can help middle and high school students learn to collaborate.
We co-created a new role playing game with novelist Noah Knox Marshall and had students play it for the first time. Here’s what we learned.
- Productive collaboration doesn’t “just happen.” TELLING students TO collaborate is not enough.
- We have to SHOW them HOW to collaborate. Strategic Doing, as a discipline for collaboration, can be taught, likely improving the performance of student groups and teams.
Expect much more from this dynamic partnership between Marshall and the Agile Lab.