Two Wrongs May Make a Right ... If They Argue Together!

  title={Two Wrongs May Make a Right ... If They Argue Together!},
  author={B. B. Schwarz and Y. Neuman and Sarit Biezuner},
  journal={Cognition and Instruction},
  pages={461 - 494}
  • B. B. Schwarz, Y. Neuman, Sarit Biezuner
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Cognition and Instruction
  • Several studies have investigated the cognitive development of interacting peers. This study focuses on a phenomenon that has not yet been studied: the cognitive gains of 2 children with low levels of competence who fail to solve a task individually but who improve when working in peer interaction. We show that this phenomenon (which we call the two-wrongs-make-a-right phenomenon) may occur when (a) the 2 wrongs disagree, (b) they have different strategies, and (c) active hypothesis testing is… CONTINUE READING
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