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Stephen Downes

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I was not a fan of collaborative learning in school and demonstrated many of the signs of resistance described in this paper. I didn't like the other team members, I didn't want to deal with them, and I did all the work anyways. What to do with people like me? The authors look at Tolman and Kreming's (2017) integrated model of student resistance (IMSR) to frame their inquiry. That said, the authors, first, only compared collaborative learning with traditional lectures, and second, didn't find any significant improvement in outcome even after the benefits of collaboration were explained to students. It's unclear why there was no improvement; they theorize "these students may lack experience with institutions of higher learning." 

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