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Peer collaboration and individual learning: incubation, contradiction and collective insight

Howe, Christine and McWilliam, D. and Cross, G. (2004) Peer collaboration and individual learning: incubation, contradiction and collective insight. In: Learning to Collaborate: Collaborating to Learn. Nova Science, New York, USA. ISBN 1590339525

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Abstract

Recently, interest has shifted away from considering just the outcomes and products of collaborative work, towards analyzing the interactions themselves. This shift to a more process-oriented account of productive group-work has brought with it an interest in understanding the nature of productive talk and joint activity and researchers have attempted to identify interactional features which are important for learning and cognitive change.