Coercing shared knowledge in collaborative learning environments

  title={Coercing shared knowledge in collaborative learning environments},
  author={Paul A. Kirschner and Pieter J. Beers and Henny P. A. Boshuizen and W. H. Gijselaers},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
Multidisciplinary teams are used in industry, government, and education for solving complex problems because they allow different perspectives to be brought to bear on a problem and thus enrich the problem space. This, in turn, is expected to allow for rich problem analyses and solutions. However, multidisciplinarity is not always advantageous. Good team solutions require team members to possess a good degree of common ground. To address this, researchers and educators often chose techniques… CONTINUE READING