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Author:Brown, et al.; Math Forum
Description: In a chapter entitled "Interactive learning and individual understanding: The case of reading and mathematics" in the 1991 book, Culture, schooling, and psychological development, - Brown, Campione, Reeve, Ferrara & Palincsar discuss learning in which students and their teacher share ideas and take turns leading discussions - providing students with a model of the way experts work together to learn and understand. Interactive learning also challenges students to develop their own capabilities. The authors argue that it is necessary to reconsider the traditional roles of teacher and student (where the teacher lectures at the board and students sit passively at their desks, taking notes), and to give serious consideration to the quality of learning possible when classroom learning involves small group work. A geometry.pre-college newsgroup discussion.

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