PLG: bouwen aan collectieve motivatie voor collectief leren

Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference contribution (without a publication)Academic


Collective learning in PLC’s is not always attained. The process is therefore studied from a psychological perspective. Collective attention, or the psychological state of ‘coattending to the same information’, is found to be a necessary condition for collective learning, since it enhances individual’s cognitive performance. This state is constituted by cognitive alignment of all members of the PLC in a form of collective cognition. Therefore the question set out to answer was: ‘What constitutes collective cognition for collective learning in PLC’s?’ All eleven members of two PLC’s were interviewed on the PLC construction process. Results showed that collective cognition is sparked by a jointly felt strive as a driving force, defined as a ‘collective motivation for social cohesion’. Constitutive for collective cognition is the object of collective attention: it forms a knowledge artefact that functions as a joint coordination mechanism.
Period5 Jul 20237 Jul 2023
Event titleOnderwijs research dagen 2023: Kans op Balans
Event typeConference
LocationAmsterdam, NetherlandsShow on map