ERIC Number: EJ599882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Effects of Workgroup Structure and Size on Student Productivity during Collaborative Work on Complex Tasks.
Fuchs, Lynn S.; Fuchs, Douglas; Kazdan, Sarah A.; Karns, Kathy; Calhoon, Mary Beth; Hamlett, Carol L.; Hewlitt, Sally E.
Elementary School Journal, v100 n3 p183-212 Jan 2000
Examined effects of workgroup size and structure during collaborative work on complex tasks. Found that dyads produced greater collaboration for low-achievers, whereas small groups generated more cognitive conflict among other students. Productivity did not differ as a function of background structure. Findings posed implications for optimizing grouping arrangements and preparing students to work productively during collaborative activities. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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