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ERIC Number: ED410213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May-27
Pages: 30
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Cooperative Learning: Social Interaction Categories and the Individual Actions That Form Them.
Chiu, Ming Ming
This paper introduces a multi-dimensional, multi-level framework for analyzing students' social interaction and individual action during collaborative problem solving. Crossing the dimensions of problem knowledge distribution and degree of cooperation yields six possible social interactions: piecemeal guessing, joint construction, lecture, scaffolding, accepted demonstration, and automatic joint solutions. At the individual level, a three-dimensional space is constructed from the dimensions of evaluation of previous action, problem knowledge content, and interactive form; 27 individual actions are located within that space. Each social interaction consists of particular individual actions in representative segments of student collaborations in an algebra classroom. Educators can use this framework both as a collaboration and as an assessment tool. (Contains 15 references.) (ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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