O'Donnell, A.M., & King, A. (Eds.). (1999). Cognitive perspectives on peer learning. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
This book is based on papers presented at the Rutgers Invitational Symposium on Education on Cognitive Skills and Learning with Peers in November, 1996. The book explores peer learning, focusing on the cognitive growth that occurs as a result of peer interactions in the classroom. In Part I, the authors present the work of Piaget and Vygotsky and highlight their contributions to theory on cognitive development and implications for peer learning. Part II describes various approaches and techniques to support peer learning and models of collaboration that can be used to enhance classroom learning and instruction. Part III explores the teacher's role when implementing peer learning techniques in the classroom, the implications of peer learning for teacher education and professional development, and the skills and knowledge needed to effectively use peer learning strategies in the classroom. The book concludes by discussing areas for future research. This book serves as a guide to help teachers understand better how to support peer learning interactions in the classroom.
Culture of Collaboration, Formative Assessment, Multiple Measures