Scripting Group Cognition The Problem of Guiding Situated Collaboration
  • Gerry Stahl
Part of the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning book series (CULS, volume 6)


The concept of scripts has considerable appeal as addressing or at least naming an urgent issue in CSCL: how to use the promise of networked computers to guide groups of students to engage in desirable and successful collaborative learning. However, the concept of scripts is often applied inconsistently or founded on problematic theoretical grounds. Reconceptualizing scripts as situated resources rather than implementable plans for action is therefore undertaken here to align the concept with current socio-cultural thought. Studying how such a resource is made sense of in detailed interactions is then recommended for studying how scripts can be designed to guide situated collaboration.


Group Cognition Dyad Member Situate Resource CSCL Script Implementable Plan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerry Stahl
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  1. 1.Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia

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