Redesigning Student’s Thinking Processes through Advanced Discussion Forums

Janine Martins-Shannon (Kean University, USA) and Jason Ghibesi (Ocean County College, USA)
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 245
EISBN13: 9781466659285|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5051-0.ch012
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Abstract

This chapter addresses how a typical discussion board can transform the learning process into a collaborative environment that creates extended thinking processes promoting successful student outcomes. To illustrate a collaborative learning environment, teaching methodologies should focus on assisting a student to become diversified independent thinkers. Creating a diversified independent thinker infuses independent and cooperative critical analysis through varied topical issues.
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