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Interaction in Cooperative Groups : The Theoretical Anatomy of Group Learning - Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz

Interaction in Cooperative Groups

The Theoretical Anatomy of Group Learning

By: Rachel Hertz-Lazarowitz (Editor), Norman Miller (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th August 1992
ISBN: 9780521403030
Number Of Pages: 306

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Interaction in Cooperative Groups: The Theoretical Anatomy of Group Learning brings together current, related research from education, developmental psychology, and social psychology in an approach that is both integrative and analytical. Its intent is to provide an understanding of the dynamics of underlying processes that are fundamental to group interaction and its outcomes. The book is divided into four sections: 1.Developmental foundations and the social construction of knowledge; 2. Social skills and classroom factors influencing peer interactions; 3. The effects of task and reward structure on academic achievement; and 4. Factors influencing the promotion of positive intergroup relationships. Additionally, the editors provide an integrative conclusion with recommendations for implementation in applied settings, as well as a concise overview of the contributions.

'A very important contribution ... It integrates contributions from developmental, educational, and social psychology ... (providing) a basis for understanding the principles and processes that are involved in cooperative interaction in diverse educational and organizational settings.' Morton Deutsch

Introduction: an overview of the theoretical anatomy of cooperation in the classroom
Developmental Foundations and the Social Construction of Knowledge
From convention to invention: three approaches to peer interaction during writing
Cooperative problem solving: a link to inner speech
Children's instrumental help seeking: its role in the social acquisition and construction of knowledge
Social Skills and Classroom Factors Influencing Peer Interactions
Understanding interactive behaviours: looking at six mirrors of the classroom
Testing a theoretical model of student interaction and learning in small groups
Scripted cooperation in student dyads: a method for analysing and enhancing academic learning and performance
The Effects of Task and Reward Structure on Academic Achievement
When and why does cooperative learning increase achievement: theoretical and empirical perspectives
Positive interdependence: key to effective cooperation
Factors Influencing the Promotion of Positive Intergroup Relations
Social categorisation and intergroup acceptance: Principles for the design and development of cooperative learning teams
The impacts of role reversal and minority empowerment strategies on decision-making in numerically unbalanced cooperative groups
Conclusion: cooperative interaction: implications of current research for classroom application
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ISBN: 9780521403030
ISBN-10: 0521403030
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 28th August 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.62