Piia Näykki, Jaana Isohätälä, Sanna Järvelä, “You really brought all your feelings out” – Scaffolding students to identify the socio-emotional and socio-cognitive challenges in collaborative learning, Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, Volume 30, Part A, 2021, 100536, ISSN 2210-6561, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lcsi.2021.100536
“You really brought all your feelings out” : scaffolding students to identify the socio-emotional and socio-cognitive challenges in collaborative learning
|Author:||Näykki, Piia1,2; Isohätälä, Jaana2; Järvelä, Sanna2|
1Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
2Faculty of Education, University of Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021111655556
|Publish Date:|| 2021-11-16
The aim of this study is to explore how students experience and describe socio-cognitive and socio-emotional challenges in collaborative learning. The participants (N = 20) were teacher education students whose collaborative learning was supported with a designed regulation macro script during a six-week mathematics course. The purpose of the script was to provide structured phases during the collaborative learning tasks for the group members to plan, monitor, and evaluate their workings. The video data of groups' face-to-face work was collected and analysed by focusing on the different types of challenges the groups experienced and the types of challenges they described during the scripted interaction. The results indicate that the groups experienced more socio-cognitive challenges than socio-emotional challenges. The script provided them a moment to verbalize their emotional experiences, name the emotions (i.e. frustration), and attribute the challenges and emotions more precisely than during their mathematical task. The intertwining characteristics of socio-cognitive and socio-emotional challenges were observable. Collaborative learning can be challenging for groups, and thus, the knowledge of and the ability to implement practices for becoming aware of challenges can provide a direction for students to progress towards more productive collaboration.
Learning, culture and social interaction
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
516 Educational sciences
This study was supported by the Academy of Finland (Grant numbers 273970; 316129). Oulu University LeaF research infrastructure has been used in the data collection.
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
316129 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).