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Collaborative online learning: A constructivist example

Collaborative online learning: A constructivist example

While many other disciplines have implemented constructivist pedagogical changes, psychology has been slower to implement similar educational reform. In this article we describe a constructivist method to teach group processes. Pretest/Posttest data indicate this type of learning experience results in significant increases in students' content knowledge in four targeted areas (American Psychological Association writing style, group processes, social psychology, and research methodology) from the beginning to the end of the semester. Student perception data indicate students learned "content" as well as "process" information in the online collaborative course.


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