Book Chapter

Collaboration in pursuit of learning

T Bentley, S Butler

Educating Australia: Challenges for the decade ahead | Melbourne University Press | Published : 2017


Collaboration has become an overt priority in schooling and education reform since the mid-2000s in many countries, including Australia. Education practitioners, policy-makers and system leaders now routinely use the language of collaboration and set goals for learning and improvement, which cannot be achieved without collaboration. This growing emphasis reflects deep and broad changes in the economic and social structures surrounding schools, driven by digital technology, accompanied by a growing focus on the networked or 'sharing' economy, and growing demand for collaborative skills and problem-solving abilities in our societies.