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The discovery or reconstruction of scientific explanations and understanding based on experience is a complex process, for which school learning often uses shortcuts. Based on the example of analyzing real seismic measurements, we propose a computer-facilitated collaborative learning scenario, which meets many of the requirements for authentic learning. The(More)
Discussions of collaborative learning and its benefits have become common currency in many studies. Proponents argue that it promotes active learning, critical thinking, conceptual understanding, long-term retention of material, and high levels of student satisfaction. Despite this list of impressive potential outcomes and the attention it has received,(More)
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