Making meaning through talk: socio-cultural theory and collaborative group work

Making meaning through talk: socio-cultural theory and collaborative group work

Article from Development Education Journal Vol. 7.1.

Collaborative group work has always been a central tenet of development education – but productive interaction does not just happen by chance, Susan Lyle argues here. Drawing from a socio-cultural theory of learning and complemented by practical examples from the classroom, Lyle demonstrates how the structure or design of the overall teaching pack, as well as the structure of its individual tasks, is crucial to its success.

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