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Developing social capital among learners in collaborative learning through introducing yet another exchange system based on the concept of “bi-directional debt”
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, Ibaraki University, Japan ; , Soka University, Japan ; , Tmagawa University, Japan ; , Open University of Japan, Japan

AACE Award

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands ISBN 978-1-939797-42-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The present study aims to develop social capital among learners engaged in collaborative problem solving. For this purpose, the authors propose a norm of “bi-directional debts”, and rules for mutual assistance based on this norm. These rules of mutual assistance place a person who has been helped under an “obligation to help someone,” while at the same time placing a person who has helped someone under an “obligation to be helped by someone else.” Credit is given only when these obligations are fulfilled. The authors introduced these rules into a project-based cooperative learning setting to verify their effectiveness. This preliminary study has suggested that these rules are effective in facilitating formation of social capital in a group of learners.

Citation

Suzuki, H., Funaoi, H., Kubota, Y. & Kato, H. (2019). Developing social capital among learners in collaborative learning through introducing yet another exchange system based on the concept of “bi-directional debt”. In J. Theo Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 1046-1056). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 20, 2019 from .