Adult life requires a range of skills in order for people to flourish, both in the workplace and in their daily lives, from the confidence and motivation to seek challenges and complete tasks, to the interpersonal skills that aid teamwork and other social interactions.
Collaborative Reasoning discussions are intended to create a forum for children to listen to one another think out loud as they learn to engage in reasoned argumentation.
he purpose of this study was to extend this research by examining the influence of additional factors, in particular, achievement goals and comprehension monitoring, on low achieving students’ constructive activity after receiving help from a high achieving peer.
We illustrate how and why cognitive load theory, by adding these concepts, can throw light on collaborative learning and generate principles specific to the design and study of collaborative learning.
Thinking and reasoning processes such as problem solving, decision making, and the like have been identified as legitimate and even necessary 21st century skills. Making inferences is the foundation to many higher-level thinking processes.