Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
  Top » Catalog » Books » Education » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
'Race', Racism, Knowledge Production and Psychology in South Africa
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
01.School Improvement: International Perspectives
02.Challenging Thinking about Teaching and Learning
03.Knowing Differently: Arts-Based and Collaborative Research Methods
04.Accessing the General Physical Education Curriculum for Students with Sensory Deficits
05.Easy, Enjoyable, Effective E--Learning (Includes DVD)
06.Environmental and Geographic Education for Sustainability: Cultural Contexts
07.Vocational Education: Current Issues and Prospects
08.Leading-Edge Health Education Issues
09.How to Solve Problems: New Methods and Ideas
10.Perspectives on Higher Education in the Digital Age
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to Learning to Collaborate: Collaborating to Learn
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
Learning to Collaborate: Collaborating to Learn
Retail Price: $120.00
10% Online Discount
You Pay:

Editors: Littleton, Karen ; Dorothy Miell and Dorothy Faulkner
Book Description:
The study of collaborative learning has a relatively brief history, yet there have been notable changes in the nature of the research being undertaken in this field. Initially, the primary aim was to determine whether and when collaborative learning was more effective than learning alone and there is a substantial body of empirical evidence demonstrating that, whilst not an educational panacea, it can have positive effects of social interaction for learning. More recently, however, 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. Researchers with different theoretical backgrounds and different methodological approaches have emphasized different facets of interaction with some highlighting the important role of conflict, others that of planning, negotiation, exploratory talk, transactive dialogue and so on.
The book brings together contributions from researchers, working across Europe and North America, who have interests in collaborative learning. The work presented here is united through the contributors’ shared desire to understand and promote educationally productive collaborative work, whilst investigating this in diverse ways, for example with respect to the particular contexts, learning communities and the age of the learners being studied…from Introduction

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 - 'Learning to Collaborate, to Learn': Editorial Introduction; pp. 1-5
(Karen Littleton and Dorothy Miell);

Chapter 2 - Collaborative Story Telling in Friendship and Acquaintanceship Dyads; pp. 7-29
(Dorothy Faulkner and Dorothy Miell);

Chapter 3 - Reading Together: Computers and Collaboration; pp. 31-47 (Karen Littleton, Clare Wood and Pav Chera);

Chapter 4 - Peer Collaboration and Individual Learning: Incubation, Contradiction and Collective Insight; pp. 49-65
(Christine Howe, Donna McWilliam and Gillian Cross);

Chapter 5 - “You can see it as you wish!” Negotiating a Shared Understanding in Collaborative Problem Solving Dyads; pp. 67-93 (Kristiina Kumpulainen, Sinikka Kaartinen);

Chapter 6 - Developing the Capacity to Collaborate; pp. 95-109
(Lyn Dawes and Claire Sams);

Chapter 7 - Explanations and Modes of Collaboration in Tutor-Tutee Interactions at School; pp. 111-132
(Karin Bachmann and Michèle Grossen);

Chapter 8 - Musical Collaborations; pp. 133-145
(Raymond MacDonald and Dorothy Miell);

Chapter 9 - Conflict as a Challenge to Productive Learning during Long-Term Collaboration; pp. 147-162
(Jaana Lahti, Anneli Eteläpelto and Sanni Siitari);

Chapter 10 - Prerequisites for CSCL: Research Approaches, Methodological Challenges and Pedagogical Development; pp. 163-177 (Päivi Häkkinen, Maarit Arvaja and Kati Mäkitalo);

Chapter 11 - Undergraduate Students’ use of Course Related Web-Conferences; pp. 179-197
(Sarah Brown, Nigel Wilson and Clare Wood);

Chapter 12 - Learning Communities, Communities of Practice: Principles, Technologies, and Examples; pp. 199-219
(Curtis Bonk, Robert Wisher and Maria Luisa Nigrelli);


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2005
   ISBN: 1-59033-952-5
   Status: AV
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
Customers who bought this product also purchased
Trends in Learning Research
Trends in Learning Research
Special Focus Titles
01.Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry
02.Wildland Fires: A Worldwide Reality
03.Amazonian Resources: Microbiota, Fauna and Flora
04.Forensic Psychiatry: A Public Health Perspective
05.Religion and Health: The Perspective of Happy Science Medicine
06.Neurobiology of Men's Mental Health
07.Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Risk Factors and Pathophysiology, Management Strategies and Outcomes
08.Integrated Psychological Services in Primary Care
09.Heterotopic Ossification: Basic Science, General Principles, and Clinical Correlates in Orthopedic Surgery
10.Glioblastoma Multiforme: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Therapeutic Management and Outcome
11.A Primer for Swimming Coaches. Volume 1: Physiological Foundations
12.Marsupials and Monotremes: Nature’s Enigmatic Mammals

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2015

Learning to Collaborate: Collaborating to Learn