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Facilitative Collaborative Knowledge Co-Construction: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 143

ISBN: 978-1-119-16949-9
112 pages
September 2015, Jossey-Bass
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Collaborative teaching and learning has been a focus of research recently, yet it can sometimes be a challenge for multicultural students in an educational setting. This second volume of a two-volume edition helps lecturers, educators, and teachers create collaborative teaching and learning experiences with multicultural adult learners in higher education.

The authors of this volume provide:

  • outlines of some of the positive relationships that can be developed among students and educators when the process of gaining knowledge is seen as a co-constructed process,
  • approaches to relational intelligence and collaborative learning,
  • research from neuropsychology and practical applications to teaching, and
  • characterizations of emotional intelligence and sociocognitive skills needed in collaborative learning environments.

Though focused on Asian students and their experiences, this volume includes information for all students and educators who are engaged in the collaborative search for knowledge.

This is the 143rd volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education series. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.

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Table of Contents

PROLOGUE 1
Gertina J. van Schalkwyk, Rik Carl D’Amato

1. Knowledge Construction: A Paradigm Shift 5
Hugh Gash

This chapter explores the move toward a constructivist paradigm and collaborative knowledge construction in the broader institutional context of education.

2. Relational Intelligence and Collaborative Learning 25
Sheila McNamee, Murilo Moscheta

This chapter explores the ways in which a relational understanding of the educational process might inform and transform university teaching.

3. Using a Brain-Based Approach to Collaborative Teaching and Learning with Asians 41
Rik Carl D’Amato, Yuan Yuan Wang

This chapter advocates for a more contemporary ecological neuropsychology approach, where brain-learner-environmental interactions are the focus of study, assessment, and evidence-based intervention.

4. Emotional Intelligence and Sociocognitive Skills in Collaborative Teaching and Learning 61
Helen Y. Sung

This chapter explores emotional intelligence as the glue that binds people together regardless of cultural differences.

5. Reading and Writing for Critical Reflective Thinking 79
Mary M. Chittooran

This chapter examines the use of reading and writing activities to promote critical reflection among Asian students in higher education settings.

INDEX 97

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Author Information

Volume Editors:
Gertina J. van Schalkwyk is an associate professor of psychology and former coordinator for professional development in the Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement at the University of Macau, China.

Rik Carl D'Amato is a professor of psychology on the faculty of the Chicago School for Professional Psychology, and former director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement at the University of Macau, China.

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