ERIC Number: EJ928332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
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Reference Count: 52
An Information Processing Perspective on Divergence and Convergence in Collaborative Learning
Jorczak, Robert L.
International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, v6 n2 p207-221 Jun 2011
This paper presents a model of collaborative learning that takes an information processing perspective of learning by social interaction. The collaborative information processing model provides a theoretical basis for understanding learning principles associated with social interaction and explains why peer-to-peer discussion is potentially more effective than instructor-student discussion. The model explains information divergence as a key process for collaborative learning and information convergence as a key group process for addressing specific learning outcomes.
Descriptors: Interaction, Cooperative Learning, Peer Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Group Dynamics, Learning Theories, Learning Processes, Models, Computer Assisted Instruction
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