publication . Article . 2015

Collaborative Learning in Problem Solving: A Case Study in Metacognitive Learning

Shelly L. Wismath; Doug Orr;
Open Access English
  • Published: 11 Dec 2015 Journal: Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (issn: 1918-2902, eissn: 1918-2902, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Abstract
<jats:p>Problem solving and collaborative communication are among the key 21st century skills educators want students to develop. This paper presents results from a study of the collaborative work patterns of 133 participants from a university level course designed to develop transferable problem-solving skills. Most of the class time in this course was spent on actually solving puzzles, with minimal direct instruction; students were allowed to work either independently or in small groups of two or more, as they preferred, and to move back and forth between these two modalities as they wished. A distinctive student-driven pattern blending collaborative and indep...
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free text keywords: collaborative learning, problem solving, metacognitive learning, Education (General), L7-991, 21st century skills, Pedagogy, Cooperative learning, Collaborative Problem Solving, Metacognition, Thinking skills, Psychology, Statistical analysis, Passer, biology.organism_classification, biology
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