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ERIC Number: EJ253067
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
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Can Conflict Be Constructive? Controversy versus Concurrence Seeking in Learning Groups.
Smith, Karl; And Others
Journal of Educational Psychology, v73 n5 p651-63 Oct 1981
Eighty-four sixth-grade students were assigned to three conditions, and studied two controversial issues with materials representing both pro and con views. Controversy, compared with concurrence seeking and individualistic study, promoted higher achievement and retention, greater search for information, more cognitive rehearsal, and positive attitudes toward controversy and classmates. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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