The effect of peer collaboration on children's problem-solving ability.

  title={The effect of peer collaboration on children's problem-solving ability.},
  author={Lillian M Fawcett and Alison F Garton},
  journal={The British journal of educational psychology},
  volume={75 Pt 2},
BACKGROUND A Vygotskian framework links cognitive change to collaborative interaction with a more competent partner whereas a Piagetian perspective supports the view that cognitive conflict arising from peer interaction leads to cognitive change. AIMS The study investigated the effect of collaborative learning on children's problem-solving ability and whether differences in knowledge status or the use of explanatory language were contributing factors. SAMPLE Participants were 100 Year 2… CONTINUE READING

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