Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online)

Collaborative Learning: A Model of Strategies to Apply in University Teaching
N├ęstor Daniel Roselli

Abstract
Collaborative learning is a construct that identifies a strong field nowadays, both traditional on-site and virtual education. The article aims to present a model of strategies that teachers can implement to develop sociocognitive collaboration. These strategies are classified according to the socio-cognitive aspect they aim at. It must be taken into account that all the strategies are thought to be applied in on-site classes, but it is possible to adjust them to be virtually applied, using the different communicational technologies. Each strategy is specifically described. These strategies refer to six areas: encouragement of dialogue, listening to others and reciprocal/mutual evaluation; collaboration for negotiation and consensus building; activity organization; study and appropriation of bibliographic information; conceptual development; collective writing. Finally, conclusions and recommendations for the implementation of these strategies are discussed.

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