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ERIC Number: EJ1051482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1657-0790
EFL Teenagers' Social Identity Representation in a Virtual Learning Community on Facebook (Representación de la identidad social de los estudiantes adolescentes de inglés como lengua extranjera en una comunidad de aprendizaje virtual en Facebook)
Jiménez Guamán, Laura Verónica
PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, v14 n2 p181-194 Oct 2012
In this article I report the findings of a descriptive and interpretative qualitative study carried out in a public school in Bogotá, Colombia. The study aimed at analyzing, describing and exploring teenage students' social identity representation as observed in their participation in a learning community on Facebook. Data were collected from eight active participants through artifacts and semi-structured interviews in the Dragster Virtual Community on Facebook. Data analysis illustrated that teenagers' ways of expressing themselves are manifested in conversations and posts and these interactions portray and reflect their social identity inside the group. Their social representations are evaluated, accepted, or denied by the other members in the asynchronous group.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia
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