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ERIC Number: EJ1068472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2155-9635
Grouping of Students: A Conceptual Analysis--Part I and Part II
LaPrairie, Kimberly; Slate, John R.
International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, v4 n1 Jan-Mar 2009
Three major topics related to grouping students (i.e., group-learning paradigms, learning group configuration, and student leadership in academic work groups) were reviewed. Given the confusion arising from the interchangeable use of terms associated with group learning, a detailed comparison of cooperative and collaborative group-learning paradigms was presented. Definitions, common attributes, and practices that vary among the approaches were examined. Grouping strategies (e.g., group size, gender, race) and personality profiles (i.e., Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Emergenetics®, and the STEP™Program) influencing group-learning composition were then investigated to determine best practices and research deficiencies. Next, student leadership in small academic work groups was organized under three subtopics: situational demands, leadership styles, and leader attributes. Each area was analyzed in view of the extant literature. Implications of this conceptual analysis are provided. [The PDF attached to this record contains Part I and Part II, along with the list of combined references.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator
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