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ERIC Number: EJ1039469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0020-4277
Fostering a Collaborative and Creative Climate in a College Class through Idea-Centered Knowledge-Building
Hong, Huang-Yao; Chang, Yu-Hui; Chai, Chin Sing
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, v42 n3 p389-407 May 2014
This study explored the effects of student engagement in a knowledge-building (KB) environment on their collaborative learning process and the perceived creative climate of that environment. The participants were 30 college students who undertook a living technology course in which KB were employed. The main data sources include students' online discourse and a creative climate questionnaire. The findings indicate that the students became progressively more collaborative and productive over time, and they also tended to perceive the climate of the learning environment as highly supportive of knowledge creation. Implications for designing creative learning environments are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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