Cooperation Skills

Cooperation helps students develop their self-concept and self-esteem and stimulates the development of other skills and outcomes, such as critical thinking, metacognition, empathy, problem solving, and creativity

Cooperation

In the context of the Life Skills Citizen Education Framework, cooperation has been defined similarly as in other frameworks in the field as “the act or process of working together to get something done or to achieve a common purpose that is mutually beneficial’

How does Cooperation Skills help?

Skills for cooperation have been identified as a valuable educational outcome for a wide range of society and of social and economic outcomes.

Success in Workplace

Collaboration, along with other skills such as communication, has emerged as one of the most important and valuable skills required to succeed in the workplace (Lippman and others, 2015.

Success in Higher Education

Cooperation is also perceived as an important skill for learning, particularly for success in higher education (Lai, 2012).

Improvement in Various Life Skills

A synthesis of research on cooperation learning reveals that cooperation learning strategies improved the achievement of college students as well as their attitudes toward learning, persistence, and interpersonal relationships (Lai, 2012).

Healthier Relationship

Evidence suggests that cooperation skills learned in school result in healthier relationships because students learn to interact with their peers. This skill can be especially important for at-risk students because it can increase their involvement in the life of their school community (Lai, 2012).

Values of Equity

Cooperation also promotes the creation of effective, inclusive classrooms of diverse learners. Cooperative learning can create a sense of equity in cooperative groups, which then can install the values of equity and justice in society.

Develop Various Life Skills

Cooperation helps students develop their self-concept and self-esteem and stimulates the development of a range of other skills and outcomes, such as critical thinking, metacognition, empathy, problem solving, and creativity (Lai, 2011; Wright).

How to Assess my Skills for Cooperation?

To check your proficiency in Cooperation Skills, take our FREE test

What does the Cooperation Skills Test Assess?

1. Collaboration Self-Assessment Tool

It is often assumed that people know how to collaborate. However, collaboration skills are rarely identified, let alone taught. When collaborative efforts become strained or are successful, it is important to evaluate our own role in the process. The beauty of a self-assessment tool is that we can identify those areas in which we can improve in an effort to become better collaborators.

Source

The Academy for Co-Teaching and Collaboration at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota State.

Is it possible to learn the Cooperation Skills?

provides examples of interventions that have been scientifically shown to increase cooperation skill levels. Skills training using meaningful real-life scenarios was evaluated in a medium (n = 246) RCT. Students were followed for one year. Results showed increased positive social behaviour, and reduced conduct problems.