Exploring teaching and course assistants’ interventions with groups during collaborative problem-solving

Saadeddine Shehab, Emma Mercier

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Abstract

This study explores the task-related interventions of a teaching assistant and three course assistants with six small groups during collaborative problem-solving activities in undergraduate engineering classrooms. Results indicated that the majority of the interventions were not preceded by monitoring the group activity and were initiated by asking the groups a general question about their activity or progress on the task. The majority of the interventions were dominated by feedback moves which suggests that the teachers were using direct instruction strategies more than dialogic strategies when intervening with the groups’ work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Wide Lens
Subtitle of host publicationCombining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings - 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2019 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsKristine Lund, Gerald P. Niccolai, Elise Lavoue, Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Gahgene Gweon, Michael Baker
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages581-584
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467248
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings, CSCL 2019 - Lyon, France
Duration: Jun 17 2019Jun 21 2019

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning - A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings, CSCL 2019
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period6/17/196/21/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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Shehab, S., & Mercier, E. (2019). Exploring teaching and course assistants’ interventions with groups during collaborative problem-solving. In K. Lund, G. P. Niccolai, E. Lavoue, C. Hmelo-Silver, G. Gweon, & M. Baker (Eds.), A Wide Lens: Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings - 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2019 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 581-584). (Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL; Vol. 2). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS).