ERIC Number: EJ557012
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Constructivist Theory Applied to Collaborative Learning in Teacher Education: In Search of ZPD.
Nyikos, Martha; Hashimoto, Reiko
Modern Language Journal, v81 n4 p506-17 Win 1997
Examines to what extent constructivist theory explains interactions that occurred during group work on a teacher education project in foreign languages. Content analysis was used to examine dialog journals and self-reports on the group process and on each student's role in the group. Findings address division of labor, role taking, desire for challenge, power relationships and the need for social interaction. (25 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue: Interaction, Collaboration, and Cooperation: Learning Languages and Preparing Language Teachers.