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Resendes, Monica; Scardamalia, Marlene; Bereiter, Carl; Chen, Bodong; Halewood, Cindy – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2015
This research explores the ability of grade 2 students to engage in productive discussion about the state of their knowledge building using group-level feedback tools to support their metadiscourse. Two aspects of knowledge work were common to the comparison and experimental classes: "Knowledge Building talk" (KB talk) involving…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Meta Analysis, Grade 2
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Chen, Bodong; Scardamalia, Marlene; Bereiter, Carl – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2015
Evaluating promisingness of ideas is an important but underdeveloped aspect of knowledge building. The goal of this research was to examine the extent to which Grade 3 students could make promisingness judgments to facilitate knowledge-building discourse. A Promising Ideas Tool was added to Knowledge Forum software to better support…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Learning Processes, Epistemology
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Gomez, Florencia; Nussbaum, Miguel; Weitz, Juan F.; Lopez, Ximena; Mena, Javiera; Torres, Alex – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2013
The benefits of collaborative learning are well documented. However, most of the research has been done with children beyond the ages of early childhood. This could be due to the common and erroneous belief that young children have not developed the capacity to work collaboratively toward a given aim. In this paper we show how small group…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Young Children, Cooperative Learning
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Lim, Eun Mee – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2012
This study explored how young children interact with their peers in the computer area of a public kindergarten classroom. Children's social interaction, as defined in this study, is the action of giving and taking information that results in children's knowledge construction and cognitive development that can be accomplished through peer-to-peer…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Young Children, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction
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Evans, Michael A.; Feenstra, Eliot; Ryon, Emily; McNeill, David – International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 2011
Our research aims to identify children's communicative strategies when faced with the task of solving a geometric puzzle in CSCL contexts. We investigated how to identify and trace "distributed cognition" in problem-solving interactions based on discursive cohesion to objects, participants, and prior discursive content, and geometric and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Geometric Concepts, Children