Share Paper: Teaching Collaborative Problem-Solving for a Ubiquitously Connected Future: The GlobalLab Experience

  1. Boris Berenfeld, GlobalLab International, Ltd, United Kingdom
  2. Tatiana Krupa, GlobalLab LLC, Russian Federation
  3. Arseny Lebedev, GlobalLab LLC, Russian Federation
  4. Ksenia Semenova, GlobalLab LLC, Russian Federation
Wednesday, June 25 2:45 PM-3:05 PM B3107

Abstract: This paper considers the needs and means for teaching telecollaborative problem-solving in mainstream classrooms. Educators have long called for teaching students problem-solving, but science and industry today require collaborative problem-solving (CPS) skills. Moreover, these collaborations are increasingly distributed, resulting in telecollaborations. Although they can enhance learning, as they do real-world problem-solving, telecollaborations, let along CPS, are rarely taught in schools. They require a shift in how instruction is delivered as well as scaffolding for both students and teachers. GlobalLab has pioneered telecollaborative inquiry in classrooms for over twenty years. Available for both English- and Russian-speaking schools, GlobalLab delivers a scaffolded, ...