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dc.contributor.authorFletcher, Ben
dc.contributor.authorJackson, A.C.
dc.contributor.authorMesser, D.J.
dc.identifier.citationFletcher , B , Jackson , A C & Messer , D J 1992 , ' When talking doesn't help : An investigation of microcomputer-based group problem solving ' , Learning and Instruction , vol. 2 , no. 3 , pp. 185-197 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 105243
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 024dea29-9990-45fd-ae04-12b2c583275b
dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/3735
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 38249014119
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Elsevier Ltd. DOI: 10.1016/0959-4752(92)90008-A [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractMicrocomputers are now widely used in primary schools and predominately by groups of children working together rather than one child working alone. This paper reports two experiments which examined whether and in what situations, groups of three children (10/11 year olds) showed superior performance to individual children on a series of microcomputer based mathematical problems. Groups showed superior on-task performance to individuals, with no loss of efficiency in time to solution. Surprisingly, task relevant concurrent verbalization had no significant effects on performance, suggesting that intragroup discussion is not essential in group superiority. These results are discussed in relation to psychological theory and educational practice.en
dc.relation.ispartofLearning and Instruction
dc.titleWhen talking doesn't help : An investigation of microcomputer-based group problem solvingen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Education
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionApplied and Practice-based Research
dc.contributor.institutionBehaviour Change in Health and Business
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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