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Conflicts arising in learning communities are the subject of the study. An analysis of a small group of teachers over a 2-year period was conducted. Data gathered included journal entries, focus-group discussions and individual interviews. Weick's (1979) four developmental stages of collaboration provide a broader understanding of why conflict occurs in learning communities and its effect on collaborative learning.
Updated: Apr. 08, 2008
Developing Imagination, Creativity, and Literacy through Collaborative Storymaking: A Way of Knowing.
Early in her life, Nancy King discovered that stories are rich sources of wisdom, imagination, creativity, and comfort. In this essay, King describes her personal experiences developing and using the collaborative storymaking process with young people and adults in various school settings. The author states that collaborative storymaking establishes opportunities for students to create stories from stories, using imagemaking and abstract prompts. She maintains that the iterative process expands and improves students’ oral and written expression.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2008