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Abstract Title: Social Interdependence Theory and Transfer in a Collaborative Learning Environment
Abstract: Modeling Instruction is an approach to teaching physics that uses collaborative learning and requires students to engage in extensive discourse throughout the learning process. In this poster, we present an analysis of small group interactions for two contrasting socially interdependent groups. Social Interdependence Theory (SIT), focuses on the reciprocal relationships between students as they work together and it is required for successful cooperation. Positive social interdependence is associated to improved efforts to achieve, personal relationships, and psychological health/social competence. The data collected includes pre-surveys with predictive measures of SIT and observational data taken from students working in the Modeling Instruction classroom. We coded the video observations using SIT and transfer learning theory, to assess and compare the two groups. Our analysis focuses on understanding how socially interdependent relationships support students' collective learning of physics topics.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B74

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Miguel Rodriguez
Florida International University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Geoff Potvin