Innovation through collaboration

Collaboration and Creativity

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‘…joint activity has multiple agendas, goals, contexts, tasks, and actors with different intentions. It involves dynamics of agreement, disagreement, and coordination of participants’ contributions.’
(Eugine Masutov, 1996).
‘Group creativity involves distributed cognition – when each member of the team contributes an essential piece of the solution, and these individual components are all integrated together to form the collective product.’
(Keith Sawyer, 2006)
‘Young artists are frequently beset with anxiety. They are confronted by self-doubt. In addition to the encouragement derived from studying the lives of other artistic models, these individuals also need support from those around them…’
(Vera John-Steiner, 1997)
  • John-Steiner, V. (2000). Creative Collaboration. Oxford and New York: OUP   
  • Masutov, E., (1996) Intersubjectivity Without Agreement Mind, Culture and Activity 3(1) 25-45
  • Sawyer, K. R., (2006) Group Creativity: Musical Performance and Collaboration Psychology of Music 34(2) 148-165

Author: Liz Dobson

Lecturer in Music Technology at The University of Huddersfield. Interested in fostering undergraduate multi-disciplinary collaboration, blurring community boundaries for the benefit of learning in informal settings.

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