Working Together: Cooperation or Collaboration?


  • Randi Veiteberg Kvellestad OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
  • Ingeborg Stana OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
  • Gunhild Vatn OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet


Emneord (Nøkkelord):

art and design education, cooperative and collaborative learning, drawing, ceramics, textiles


Teamwork involves different types of interactions—specifically cooperation and collaboration—that are necessary in education and many other professions. The differences between cooperation and collaboration underline the teacher’s role in influencing group dynamics, which represent both a found­ation for professional design education and a prequalification for students’ competences as teachers and for critical evaluation. As a test case, we focused on the Working Together action-research project in design education for specialised teacher training in design, arts, and crafts at the Oslo Metropolitan University, which included three student groups in the material areas of drawing, ceramics, and textiles. The project developed the participants’ patience, manual skills, creativity, and abilities, which are important personal qualities for design education and innovation and represent cornerstones in almost every design literacy and business environment. The hope is that students will transform these compe­tences to teaching pupils of all ages in their future careers.


Randi Veiteberg Kvellestad, OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet


Ingeborg Stana, OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet


Gunhild Vatn, OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet





Hvordan referere

Kvellestad, R. V. ., Stana, I. ., & Vatn, G. . (2021). Working Together: Cooperation or Collaboration? . FormAkademisk , 14(4).

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