Cooperate with Others Performance Continuum

Performance Level 3

How adults at Level 3 Cooperate With Others:
  • Interact with others in ways that are friendly, courteous, and tactful and that demonstrate respect for others' ideas, opinions and contributions.
  • Seek input from others in order to understand their actions and reactions.
  • Offer clear input on own interests and attitudes so others can understand one's actions and reactions.
  • Try to adjust one's actions to take into account the needs of others and/or the task to be accomplished.

Level 3 Indicators

Use Key Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies

Adults performing at Level 3 can:
  • Demonstrate understanding of key components of cooperation necessary to complete a task, such as playing assigned role within a group; self-awareness and self-monitoring of cooperative behaviors; empathy, negotiation and compromise; awareness of group dynamics and the varied roles of group members; and understanding of the appropriate role of leadership in a cooperative group setting.
  • Seek input from others in order to understand their actions and reactions by use of strategies such as asking for, attending to, and repeating information, opinions, suggestions and direction from others, and summarizing others' contributions to confirm acceptance and understanding of their input.
  • Offer input clarifying one's own position by use of a range of strategies such as appropriate initiation and termination of interactions, statement of information, opinions, suggestions and direction; restatement, explanation and use of examples; and rewarding (with positive verbal comments or nonverbal expressions) the input of others as appropriate.
  • Identify the goal of cooperation, play an agreed-upon role, monitor one's own positions and behaviors, and adjust them as necessary to assist the group in evaluating, prioritizing and taking cooperative actions.

Show Fluency, Independence, and Ability to Perform in a Range of Settings

Adults performing at Level 3 can Cooperate With Others, with little effort, taking initiative and maintaining focus with minimal assistance from outside the group, to accomplish well defined but fairly complex tasks in a range of comfortable and familiar settings.

Level 3 Examples of Proficient Performance

Adults performing at Level 3 can Cooperate with Others to accomplish a variety of goals, such as:
  • Agree on and carry out learning activities for a class session.
  • Agree on and make scale drawings of the selection and placement of furnishings in a group activity room.
  • Develop a group role play so that participants can practice buying and selling clothing.
  • Discuss and create questions about affordable housing, and then plan group members' participation in an interactive presentation on the subject.
  • Collaboratively compose a letter of thanks to a local business for its financial support.
  • Collaboratively compose letters to legislators concerning cuts in Even Start funding.

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