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ERIC Number: EJ876233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Teachers' Instructional Planning for Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning: Macro-Scripts as a Pedagogical Method to Facilitate Collaborative Learning
Hamalainen, Raija; Hakkinen, Paivi
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n4 p871-877 May 2010
Technological tools challenge teachers' pedagogical activities. The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in education should help teachers integrate new pedagogical methods into their work. This study explores macro-level computer-supported collaborative learning scripts as a pedagogical method to facilitate collaboration. Macro-scripts set up conditions in which favourable collaborative activities such as argumentation should occur. This case-study examines the difference between the "ideal" script and the "actual, realized" script to find out how collaboration differs between different groups. This study demonstrates that macro-scripts support collaboration by introducing the reason for interaction and by helping students solve learning tasks. However, macro-scripts do not guarantee high-level collaboration. (Contains 3 excerpts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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