Journal article

Pair interactions in online assessments of collaborative problem solving: case-based portraits.

Johanna Pöysä-Tarhonen, Esther Care, Nafisa Awwal, Päivi Häkkinen

Res Pract Technol Enhanc Learn | Published : 2018

Abstract

This exploratory case study focuses on how pairs of students can build a shared understanding and acquire collaborative problem-solving (CPS) practices during an online assessment of CPS skills, which is seen in the context of the CPS construct, in a symmetrical and asymmetrical task type. Even though CPS is widely recognised as a core twenty-first-century competency, its nature is not yet well understood. Also, until recently, most of studies have focused on the individual's solution to a problem or on the skills individuals bring into a problem-solving space. This study extends from an individual- to group-level focus in CPS, emphasising the role and quality of the social aspects in CPS pr..

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