An adapted group psychotherapy framework for teaching and learning about CSCL

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This theoretical paper presents a framework adapted from group psychotherapy (GP) for teaching and learning about computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL). The framework is used both in the design of a learning community and to explain how aspects of learning occur within it. The design, which we enacted in a graduate level course that taught about CSCL, is based on content-process integration, group cohesion, and reflection. The learning is based on transference into a microcosm and developing the intentionality to change. We use narrative illustrations from moderators' and students' discourse to show how this framework impacts teaching and learning about CSCL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-247
Number of pages8
JournalComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
StatePublished - 2013
Event10th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2013 - Madison, WI, United States
Duration: 15 Jun 201319 Jun 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education


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