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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

3 reasons why students may resist collaboration- Courtesy of SmartBrief

  • Collaboration in one form or another is necessary to develop the inner speech we often think of as meta-cognition.  Following are some elements we may want to consider.

  • There are many reasons students may be reluctant to collaborate with their peers, writes Robin Newton, an English education student at East Carolina University. There may be cultural differences or a lack of understanding, or the students may be shy or introverted. Newton writes that collaboration among students will not happen by chance. "Rather, a teacher must know his or her students well enough to understand the ways in which collaboration might be a struggle," Newton writes in this blog post. Newton's blog (12/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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