NPDL Collaboration

Learning Progressions

Leveraging Digital


Work interdependently and synergistically in teams with strong interpersonal and team-related skills including effective management of team dynamics and challenges, making substantive decisions together, and learning from and contributing to the learning of others.
Limited Evidence
  • Learners work individually /collaborate informally
  • Learners skip over substantiative decisions
  • Interpersonal and team related skills are not evident in learners. Shared purpose is not evident
  • Learners have a basic awareness of how their behaviour affects others but see things from their own perspective
  • Learners mishandle team challenges/conflict
  • Learners work together and are responsible for contributions/completion of tasks but roles and effort are not equitable or matched to strengths
  • Learners involve all members in making joint decisions about issues, problems or process, but some team members dominate
  • Learners demonstrate collective ownership, good interpersonal skills and a shared sense of responsibility
  • The team listens, negotiates and agrees on goals, content, process, design and conclusions of their work
  • Learners use self-awareness as a base for understanding others
  • Learners are starting to build positive relationships, sharing perspectives and discussing differences and require support in managing personal and peer challenges
  • Learners make joint decisions about issues, problems or processes and match tasks to individual strengths and expertise to develop a team solution
  • Learners demonstrate good interpersonal skills, collective ownership of the work and an active sense of shared responsibility
  • At all points the team listens, negotiates and agrees on goals, content, process, design and conclusions of the work
  • Learners have a good self-awareness, can empathise, value-add and accommodate different viewpoints
  • Learners have a considered approach to dealing with disagreements, sharing perspectives- listening and learning from others but still need guidance
  • Learners contributions are interwoven into the overarching ideas/product/task in ways that are interdependent
  • Learners clearly demonstrate and articulate joint responsibility and exhibit strong interpersonal/teamwork skills using each person’s strengths to make sound substantive decisions and develop ideas and solutions
  • Learners have a strong sense of self, use others viewpoints to enrich their own learning and are able to support others
  • Team members effectively support, encourage, challenge and grow themselves and others
  • Learners listen and learn from others and debate their viewpoints/conflict and freely express their ideas with courage and clarity focussed on team progress
  • Learners work highly effectively and interdependently, leveraging each other's strengths and skills
  • Learners' substantive decisions are infused with perspectives and mutual benefit
  • Learners take active responsibility (individual and collective) for collaborative processes using individual and collective capacity to create a quality/value-adding product or outcome
  • Learners have highly developed social and emotional skills and an ability to communicate across cultures and disciplines regulating behaviour and perspectives
  • Learners respectfully raise and explore different options and are able to move forward in the direction the team identifies
  • Learners have a deep understanding of what underpins points of view, express their viewpoints and empathise, listen and learn from others

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