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ERIC Number: EJ1018550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
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ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Cooperative Problem-Solving and Education
Tam, Henry
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v55 n2 p185-202 2013
Debates in education are often polarised by those who want students to be firmly told what they should take on board, and those who insist individuals learn best if they were liberated from all forms of collective arrangement (such as an education authority). Some politicians even fluctuate between the two sets of views without any underlying rationale. However, there is substantial evidence that people actually increase their understanding most effectively when they learn through cooperative problem-solving. This article sets out what is involved in cooperative problem-solving, why it should be adopted more widely and how it can be extended in practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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