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International Journal of Educational Research

2003 Volume 39, Number 1

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Number of articles: 8

  1. Changes in grouping practices over primary and secondary school

    Ed Baines, Peter Blatchford & Peter Kutnick

    The research detailed in this paper provides a systematic description and analysis of classroom grouping practices in primary and secondary schools in England. Practices are compared to main... More

    pp. 9-34

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  2. Structuring cooperative group work in classrooms

    Robyn M. Gillies

    Cooperative, small-group learning is widely recognised as a pedagogical practice that promotes learning and socialisation across a range of curriculum areas from primary school through to high... More

    pp. 35-49

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  3. Group work in primary school science: discussion, consensus and guidance from experts

    Christine Howe & Andy Tolmie

    Research suggests potential problems when group work is used in school science to support the integrated acquisition of conceptual understanding and testing procedures. Yet integrated acquisition... More

    pp. 51-72

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  4. Promoting effective helping behavior in peer-directed groups

    Noreen M. Webb & Ann Mastergeorge

    Collaborative peer learning environments have received increasing attention in classrooms due to the potential for improving learning and achievement. Yet previous research shows that not all... More

    pp. 73-97

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  5. Scaffolding the development of effective collaboration and learning

    Sylvia Rojas-Drummond & Neil Mercer

    Research in Mexican and British schools provides an empirical basis for arguing that, by the use of certain kinds of interactional strategies, teachers can enable children to become more able in... More

    pp. 99-111

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  6. The role of diagrams in collaborative argumentation-based learning

    Lisette Munneke, Marije van Amelsvoort & Jerry Andriessen

    In this article two studies on the use of diagrams in computer-supported collaborative learning are compared. Focus is on the way argumentative diagrams can be used during collaborative learning... More

    pp. 113-131

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  7. Collective reading of multiple texts in argumentative activities

    Baruch Schwarz

    The paper focuses on principles for the design of school activities involving the collective reading of multiple texts. We show that the collective reading of multiple texts has been practiced in... More

    pp. 133-151

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  8. Toward a social pedagogy of classroom group work

    Peter Blatchford, Peter Kutnick, Ed Baines & Maurice Galton

    In any classroom, pupils will be drawn together for many purposes and we can refer to such within classroom contexts as ‘groupings’. The teacher often creates these, and the way that they are set... More

    pp. 153-172

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