Collaborative problem solving and online inquiry: Skills, processes and neural basis (CoPSOI)

Main funder

Funder's project number316836

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 280 000,00

Funding program

Project timetable

Project start date01/09/2018

Project end date31/08/2022


In the current digital age, online inquiry and collaborative problem solving are among the critical competencies to be mastered. This consortium investigates collaborative problem solving (CPS) and online inquiry (OI) in a novel way integrating formerly separate research strands of social, cognitive, and neural aspects of learning processes. The proposed multi-disciplinary research project will provide new knowledge and explain differences in CPS and OI as well as the related underlying processes. Research will be conducted at the sixth grade before transition from the primary to secondary school and at the eighth grade when students increasingly meet the demands of online inquiry and collaborative problem solving. The consortium with complementary expertise in different research groups makes it possible to conduct three interconnected, multidisciplinary studies employing research methods at multiple levels of
explanation: 1) a large-scale assessment at classroom level in authentic school context, 2) skills and processes CPS of and OI employing eye-tracking and cued retrospective reporting, 3) and individual measures of brain processes crucial for CPS and OI. The project has potential for high societal impact as online inquiry, collaboration and problem solving skills are emphasized in the new Finnish National Core Curriculum. The knowledge produced in the project will produce a solid base for designing pedagogical practices for educating 21st century thinkers.

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Follow-up groups

Profiling areaMultidisciplinary research on learning and teaching (University of Jyväskylä JYU) MultiLeTe

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