Literature Review for Collaborative Learning

Brett, P. An Investigation into Students' Use of a Computer -Based Social Learning Space : Lessons for Facilitating Collaborative Approaches to Learning . British Journal of Educational Technology v. 36 no. 2 (March 2005) p. 281-92

Brett (2005) discusses the important use of collaborative methodologies such as group work that can lead to a positive affect for student approaching to their learning.

Kuech, R. Collaborative and Interactional Processes in an Inquiry-Based, Informal Learning Environment . Journal of Classroom Interaction v. 39 no. 1 (2004) p. 30-41

Kuech (2004) discusses group interaction during his class investigations and comments on the nature of the student collaborations.

Jones, C. Group Interactive Learning with Group Process Support T echnology . British Journal of Educational Technology v. 32 no. 5 (November 2001) p. 571-86

Jones (2001) evaluates whether group process support technology has the potential to improve the learning experience of students in seminar groups by increasing participation and focusing debate.

Mebane, D. J. Variables Affecting Collaborative Research and Learning in a Professional Development School Partnership .The Journal of Educational Research ( Washington , D.C. ) v. 96 no. 5 (May/June 2003) p. 259-68

Mebane (2003) investigates the influence of groups by school and university participants in collaborative inquiry partnership groups in a professional development school.

Mitchell, S. N. Friendship and Choosing Groupmates : Preferences for Teacher - Selected vs . Student - Selected Groupings in High School Science Classes . Journal of Instructional Psychology v. 31 no. 1 (March 2004) p. 20-32

Mitchell (2004) discusses on the motivational and psychological consequences of students choosing their group mates.