Is a summary of the how the
group worked together to
accomplish set goals an example
of collaboration or managing
We coded such reflections about
group work as collaboration.
Since we were analyzing
individual student reflections, we
looked for evidence of individuals
managing complex tasks
Findings and Discussion
It appears that collaboration, communication and critical thinking are the
top three skills learned by students in our current MS/HS CSR program.
This isn’t surprising because the program requires students to work
closely with each other and with their NGO partners in order to
accomplish set goals. Also, the very act of reflecting (which is a key part
of our model) pushes students to think critically about their own actions.
Each skill is discussed in greater detail below using excerpts and artefacts
as supporting evidence.
Table 1: Questions and Assumptions during the Coding Process
Figure 4: Analysis of 21st Century Skills Using Student Reflections