Collaboration is the process

in which people choose to work together

in order to accomplish a shared goal.

Collaboration encourages self-reflection and communication

in order to enhance collaborative problem-solving.


Collaboration is the ability to work effectively and respectfully together in diverse teams.

In education it leads to the participation in learning communities.

Collaboration is brought alive through Practical Steps such as:

Developing a vision of a common goal

 Exercising flexibility and willingness to compromise  

Valuing each individual's contribution

Accepting a shared responsibility

The building blocks of Critical Thinking  include capacities such as:

An individual committed to critical thinking applies skills such as: 

"Critical thinking has the potential

to be a deeply creative process."

Pearl Zhu