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ERIC Number: EJ1047287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1478-2103
Conceptualising Teacher Practice and Pupil Group Learning through Developmental Stages and Integration Factors
Saito, Eisuke; Atencio, Matthew
Policy Futures in Education, v12 n4 p558-571 2014
This article proposes four key developmental stages and various underpinning factors pertaining to the practices of setting up and supporting group learning in the classroom setting. The discussion is mostly explained conceptually, with some compelling examples from the field. The authors subsequently advise that three elements of integration--namely, reciprocity, redistribution and exchange--are also critical to the viability of group learning. The authors aver that teachers require extensive support and guidance in order to facilitate group learning appropriately. Frequent mutual peer observations and reflection can be used to improve practices and generate investment in this approach across the entire school culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia
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