Throughout Janet’s career she has aimed to work in a collegiate way; a situation which though often messy and difficult can also be ultimately rewarding. In the session Janet explored a range of projects that had positive outcomes as well as pitfalls – many of which were unpredicted – as a starting point for discussion around the highs and lows of attempting to meet project outcomes though collaboration.
Prof Hargreaves making the excellent point that sometimes collaboration in education can (and should?) be subversive #collaboration
— TALI (@tali_hud) April 29, 2015
Janet looked back at her experience of working collaboratively on a project that developed the Preparation for placement assessment tool
Below are some of the points made by Prof Hargreaves, in relation to what were considered to be success factors:
- The project drew on a wealth of experiences and skills from across Schools, Services and the student body.
- The students involved in the project were paid for their time and all team members treated equally.
- A culture of mutual respect for skills and contributions was nurtured – Janet stressed the importance of building a really strong team in order for collaboration to be successful.
- An incremental series of workshops were used to develop the PPAT – there were no constraints, all ideas generated were considered for development.
Finally, Janet underlined that you have to be prepared to take a risk and to accept ideas that you might not have started with.
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