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ERIC Number: EJ915677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Training for Fostering Knowledge Co-Construction from Collaborative Inference-Drawing
Deiglmayr, Anne; Spada, Hans
Learning and Instruction, v21 n3 p441-451 Jun 2011
Groups typically have difficulties drawing inferences that integrate individuals' unique information (collaborative inferences) and thus yield a true assembly bonus. An experiment with 36 dyads of university-level students in four training conditions showed, particularly in untrained dyads, that collaborative inferences were less likely to be drawn than two other types of inferences that did not require collaborative information processing. Reflected case-based training led to more inferences during subsequent testing. Testing performance was highest if the training had also included explicit strategy instruction in combination with adaptive tutoring. However, explicit strategy instruction without adaptive tutoring offered no advantage. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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