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ERIC Number: EJ935272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1470-3297
Student Facilitators' Habits of Mind and Their Influences on Higher-Level Knowledge Construction Occurrences in Online Discussions: A Case Study
Hew, Khe Foon; Cheung, Wing Sum
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, v48 n3 p275-285 2011
Previous research studies on factors influencing student higher-level knowledge construction in asynchronous online discussions have largely focused on the instructors' role, student learning style, and the complexity of the discussion task. This study explores the issue from a different angle--that of student facilitators' habits of mind. Participants of the study were education major students at an Asia-Pacific university. Results suggested significant differences in the frequency of four habits of mind displayed by student facilitators between the group that had the most number of phase II-V occurrences and the group that had fewer numbers of such occurrences. This implies that student facilitators who display these habits more frequently may promote knowledge construction in online discussions. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A