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ERIC Number: ED309405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 12
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Fictions Juxtaposed: A Tale of Three Groups.
Tebo-Messina, Margaret
A case study about collaborative learning and collaborative writing examined what was taking place in classroom writing response groups. The study revealed how problematic college writing groups can be good for students. On the basis of observation and interviews with participants in three groups composed of undergraduates at a large state university in the northeast, three criteria emerged that students used to evaluate their groups: (1) the ways in which authority and leadership were exercised both in the class and in the group; (2) the degree to which their need to feel an important and valued part of the group was met; and (3) perhaps most significantly, the way in which their individual, conflicting, and generally unrealistic expectations of the class were not met. (KEH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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