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The widespread and increasing use of cooperative learning is one of the great success stories of social and educational psychology. Its success largely rests on the relationships among theory, research, and practice. Social interdependence theory provides a foundation on which cooperative learning is built. The purpose of this article is to describe how social and educational psychology has contributed to educational practice.
Updated: Oct. 20, 2009
Many educators may be apprehensive about instigating intellectual conflict among students because of the lack of operational procedures to guide them. Constructive controversy is an instructional procedure that is designed to create intellectual conflict among students. The authors of this paper summarize the theory underlying constructive controversy. They also review the results of their meta-analysis of the validating research.
Updated: Apr. 06, 2009