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Perception versus reality : Computer-assisted collaborative problem solving skills in students

Bartman, S.C. (2020) Perception versus reality : Computer-assisted collaborative problem solving skills in students.

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Abstract:While it is expected that university students can work flawlessly in groups, students themselves still report problems while working in groups. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to investigate the perceptions of university students about the quality of a collaboration. Moreover, this perception is compared with the quality as established through a coding scheme from the literature, focusing on equal participation and sharing knowledge. 30 university students worked together on a jigsaw task, which was to create a concept map about three plane crashes. A questionnaire at the end measured the students’ perception and the coding scheme “Effective Collaboration” was used to objectively determine the quality of the collaboration. Groups that scored the lowest on the observed effectiveness seemed to have the biggest gap between the actual observed effectiveness and their perception about the effectiveness, suggesting that those groups do not know what effective communication entails.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82039
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