“Collaborative Learning in a Global World” was edited by Miri Shonfeld, Kibbutzim College of Education and David Gibson, Curtin University.
The 21st century has brought about changes in every aspect of life thanks to our interconnectedness, technology and the social media. Distances between cultures and continents have contracted and the world has become flat; multicultural work-teams with members from different countries have become a daily of global businesses.
These global changes have only just begun to impact education. Researchers and policy makers largely agree that today’s students require skills in shared knowledge construction and multicultural teamwork. Educational systems in several different countries are placing more emphasis on these skills and their implementation. Collaborative learning presents a significant challenge for many teachers and students.
The book surveys the current state of the field and provides theoretical guidance and practical examples to help bridge gaps in research, development and practice.