The Influence of Cognitive Diversity on Group Problem Solving Strategy.

  title={The Influence of Cognitive Diversity on Group Problem Solving Strategy.},
  author={Alexa J. Lamm and Catherine W. Shoulders and T. Grady Roberts and Tracy A. Irani and Lori J. Unruh Snyder and Joel H. Brendemuhl},
  journal={Journal of Agricultural Education},
Collaborative group problem solving allows students to wrestle with different interpretations and solutions brought forth by group members, enhancing both critical thinking and problem solving skills. Since problem solving in groups is a common practice in agricultural education, instructors are often put in the position of organizing student groups and facilitating group learning. Research has shown that the factors according to which teachers arrange groups hold great influence over the… 

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