ERIC Number: EJ625773
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Effects of High and Low Prior Knowledge on Construction of a Joint Problem Space.
Hmelo, Cindy E.; Nagarajan, Anandi; Day, Roger S.
Journal of Experimental Education, v69 n1 p36-56 Fall 2000
Studied the collaborative strategies used in an experimental design task by 24 high- and low-prior knowledge of medical students in groups of 4. The high prior knowledge group used knowledge to help construct plans, evaluate actions, and stay focused. The low prior knowledge group was less systematic and worked at mapping the connections between computer representations. (SLD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Theme issue titled "Learning with Peers: Multiple Perspectives on Collaboration."