Philosophy and Psychology
Submitted By ashleycbond
University of Phoenix Material
Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:
• What are the advantages of having diversity in a collaborative learning environment?
Having diversity in a collaborative learning environment has many advantages. It creates a good environment to voice one’s opinions and not be judged based on that opinon. Srtudents from different cuktures, social class, religion, etc. can convey different perspectives and understandings of a discussion or topic. Havoing diversity can also heko students learn fron other students; they can learn from other people’s experience and opinons and possibly either form a new opinon or keep same reasoning but retain the knowledge retained from the other students for later possible use if need it. Diversity also challenges a student to be open-minded about different factors and develop positive relationships, wether it be communal or scholastic.
• How might factors such as diversity, attitude, learning, and work styles affect collaboration?
Diversity can effect Collaboration both negatively and positively. Everyone has had different life experiences; sharing them and using them to contribute to a discussion, can in turn, help students learn from one another. Online discussions are usually the most challenging because if you unknowingly post something that has a soecific neaning to you, someone may take it the wrong way and consider it rude and unethical (even if that was not your intention). There is more then just diversity that can positively or nbegetveily effect collaboration. Posotive attitudes, learning, and work styles affect collaboration in a beneficial way, because it promotes team work and a positive learning environment. On the other hand, negative attititudes, learning, and work styles affect collabartion in a...