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ERIC Number: EJ881972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1556-1607
Promoting Metacognitive Skills through Peer Scaffolding in a CSCL Environment
Pifarre, Manoli; Cobos, Ruth
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, v5 n2 p237-253 Jun 2010
This paper aims to better understand the development of students' metacognitive learning processes when participating actively in a CSCL system called KnowCat. To this end, a longitudinal case study was designed, in which 18 university students took part in a 12-month (two semesters) learning project. The students followed an instructional process, using specific features of the KnowCat design to support and improve their interaction processes, especially peer-learning processes. Our research involved both supervising the students' collaborative learning processes throughout the learning project and focusing our analysis on the qualitative evolution of their interaction processes and of their metacognitive learning processes. The results of the current research suggest that the pedagogical use of the KnowCat system may favour and improve the development of the students' metacognitive learning processes. In addition, the implications of the design of CSCL networks and related pedagogical issues are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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