Collaborative Learning: Underlying Processes and Effective Techniques / Edition 1

Collaborative Learning: Underlying Processes and Effective Techniques / Edition 1

by Kris Bosworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787999989

ISBN-13: 9780787999988

Pub. Date: 10/27/1994

Publisher: Wiley

The demographic makeup of the student population in higher education has changed in dramatic ways over the past decade. These changes have motivated questions about what constitutes knowledge and about how we learn and understand new concepts, processes, and skills. Working from the premise that knowledge is not a quantifiable mass of information to be transmitted

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Overview

The demographic makeup of the student population in higher education has changed in dramatic ways over the past decade. These changes have motivated questions about what constitutes knowledge and about how we learn and understand new concepts, processes, and skills. Working from the premise that knowledge is not a quantifiable mass of information to be transmitted but rather a socially constituted process of making meaning within constantly changing and interacting contexts, the authors of this volume seek to define and extend current understanding of collaborative learning in higher education. Each chapter blends theory and practice as it explores a particular aspect of the processes underlying collaborative learning. Case studies from three universities demonstrate collaborative learning in action, its potential and its challenges. This volume uses information about current developments in collaborative learning across the country to extend our understanding of its possibilities and offer guidance to faculty who wish to establish effective collaborative learning classrooms. This is the 59th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Teaching and Learning.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787999988
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/27/1994
Series:
J-B TL Single Issue Teaching and Learning Series, #73
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Notes1
1Is This Collaboration?5
2Teacher as Co-conspirator: Knowledge and Authority in Collaborative Learning15
3Developing Collaborative Skills in College Students25
4Group Dynamics: Understanding Group Success and Failure in Collaborative Learning33
5Critical Thinking and Collaborative Learning45
6Computer Technology and Collaborative Learning59
7Assessing Effectiveness in the Collaborative Classroom69
8Case Studies83
9Freedom Transformed: Toward a Developmental Model for the Construction of Collaborative Learning Environments93
Index103

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