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Konstruowanie wiedzy w pisemnych i asynchronicznych interakcjach online
Constructing Knowledge in Written and Asynchronous Online Interactions

New Possibilities for Language Teaching and Learning

Author(s): Joanna Górecka
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Foreign languages learning, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Computational linguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: foreign language studies; advanced foreign language learning; computer-assisted language learning; asynchronous and written online communication; forum; interactive knowledge construction; discussion; argumentation
Summary/Abstract: The topic discussed in the book concerns computer-assisted teaching and learning, which is an important area in contemporary foreign language teaching. The main object of consideration is the possibility of organizing virtual space group tasks in which learners undertake knowledge construction activities. My focus is on the activities of initiating and conducting online interaction which correspond to the genre properties of rational discussion in two contexts: a remote learning platform (interaction conducted within a student group) and online information websites (open and public communication). The study presented in the book had two main objectives. The first was to propose a model of online academic discussion that takes into account the specificity of the processes of constructing meaning online and the objectives of FL studies. The second aim was to identify the sources of difficulties involved in the implementation of online work and to propose additional tasks which may allow teachers and their students to negotiate their task representations and to adapt their activities to the generic requirements of the argumentative/academic discussion model. The conclusions confirm the validity of the diagnosis at the basis of the didactic intervention and support the teacher-researcher's construction of personal knowledge.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-232-4049-5
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-232-4048-8
  • Page Count: 328
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Polish