My online PGCert group (for which I am a facilitator) is currently studying a module on the emotional intelligence of teams. Had I not worked on the connectivism course in 2008, I might not have even thought to question whether working in teams/groups is a good idea and also whether working in teams/groups leads to group think and stifles creativity.
As a result of CCK08 I have been able to play devil’s advocate with my teaching group and question these assumptions that they might carry with them into the workplace – i.e. that working in teams is the way to go!
One thing I have learned from Stephen and George (and others such as Stephen Brookfield) is that it’s worth surfacing assumptions, even if it means challenging the assumptions of CCK08/09 – rightly or wrongly. Who’s to say?