Collaboration skill

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To meet the challenges of a collaborative learning setting and to benefit from collaboration, it is important that students possess effective collaboration skills. Example skills are:

  • giving elaborated explanations: several studies (e.g. Webb, 1989) have shown that giving elaborated explanations - in contrast to merely giving the correct answer - is positively correlated to learning
  • asking deep-level questions: asking specific, deep questions is more beneficial than requesting general help