- 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. Edutopia.org/Robin Newton's blog (12/18)