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ERIC Number: EJ1167516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1034-912X
Student Collaboration in Group Work: Inclusion as Participation
Forslund Frykedal, Karin; Hammar Chiriac, Eva
International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, v65 n2 p183-198 2018
Group work is an educational mode that promotes learning and socialisation among students. In this study, we focused on the inclusive processes when students work in small groups. The aim was to investigate and describe students' inclusive and collaborative processes in group work and how the teacher supported or impeded these transactions. Social Interdependence Theory was utilised as the theoretical perspective overarching the study. The observational data employed were collected by video-recording group work. A part of Black-Hawkins "framework of participation" was used to define inclusion and for the analysis of inclusive and collaborative processes. The results suggest that students' active participation in the discussions around the group work structures and analytical discussions, together with the teacher's more defined feedback and avoidance of the traditional authoritative role, are examples of prerequisites for group work to be enacted in an inclusive manner.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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