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Collaborative learning higher education, interdependence, and the authority of knowledge by Kenneth A. Bruffee

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Published by John Hopkins University Press in Baltimore, Md .
Written in English



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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-309) and index.

StatementKenneth A. Bruffee.
LC ClassificationsLB1032 .B76 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 319 p. ;
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL395786M
ISBN 100801859735, 0801859743
LC Control Number98075126

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