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Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Series

Theoretical Investigations

Philosophical Foundations of Group Cognition

Editors: Stahl, Gerry (Ed.)

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  • Presents important papers from the first decade of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Highlights seminal theory, methodology, and practices through detailed discussion on broadening the scope of CSCL
  • Applies with vital breadth and centrality to students, researchers, and practitioners working in educational theory
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Computers have transformed how we think, discuss and learn—as individuals, in groups, within cultures and globally. However, social media are problematic, fostering flaming, culture wars and fake news. This volume presents an alternative paradigm for computer support of group thinking, collaborative learning and joint knowledge construction. This requires expanding concepts of cognition to collectivities, like collaborative groups of networked students.

Theoretical Investigations explores the conditions for group cognition, supplying a philosophical foundation for new models of pedagogy and methods to analyze group interaction. Twenty-five self-contained investigations document progress in research on computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL)—both in Stahl’s own research and during the first decade of the CSCL journal.

The volume begins with two new reflections on the vision and theory that result from this research. Representing both ethnomethodological and social-constructivist research paradigms, the investigations within this volume comprise a selection of seminal and influential articles and critical commentaries that contribute to an understanding of concepts and themes central to the CSCL field. The book elaborates an innovative theory of group cognition and substantiates the pedagogical potential of CSCL.

Theoretical Investigations: Philosophical Foundations of Group Cognition is essential as a graduate text for courses in educational theory, instructional design, learning and networked technologies. The investigations will also appeal to researchers and practitioners in those areas. 

About the authors

Dr. Gerry Stahl taught human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL), computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW) and social informatics (SI) at Drexel University from 2002-2014. He is trained in computer science, artificial intelligence, social philosophy, cognitive science and learning science, with a research approach in theory building, system development and empirical studies of software usage. A world-class researcher in CSCL, he has developed software systems and prototypes to explore support for collaborative learning and to develop the theory of CSCL. In addition to organizing international conferences and authoring over 300 professional publications and presentations, he published three major books based on his research in the Virtual Math Teams Project (VMT). He directed the VMT research project from 2003-2014 in collaboration with the Math Forum and Rutgers-Newark, with about $6 million in NSF funding. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (IJCSCL).

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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eBook 119,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theoretical Investigations
Book Subtitle
Philosophical Foundations of Group Cognition
Editors
  • Gerry Stahl
Series Title
Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Series
Series Volume
18
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-49157-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-49157-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-49156-7
Series ISSN
1573-4552
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 597
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations
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