Modeling Effective Collaboration
Modeling how to work together as a group, especially in challenging activities, is important for youth to observe and experience. In this video, notice how Ashley uses strategies to help youth work together more effectively and support the input of each member of the group.
Research suggests: Science is social in that it involves groups of people working together to build explanations of the natural world. (Learning Science in Informal Education) Frontline staff model and encourage supportive contexts for youth to use their own set of skills to make sure the team succeeds. (Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs)