Cognitive strategies to improve group problem solving and learning
Thursday, June 22 3:20-3:40 PM
Using devices or drawings to express our thoughts is a common practice but building devices and assembling them into a form of community takes more consideration and processing. Students are often expected to establish connections and share knowledge for group collaborative work in order to share meaning. Many groups gather and discuss ideas without really making connections with each other’s ideas. They provide an atmosphere of sharing as well as an introduction to these new ideas. Collaboration tools can be used to help ensure that each member contributes using various objects found in a maker common area. This community building process and adaptation will increase group formation and clarification.