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ERIC Number: EJ827650
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Collaborative Learning as a Collective Competence when Students Use the Potential of Meaning in Asynchronous Dialogues
Amhag, Lisbeth; Jakobsson, Anders
Computers & Education, v52 n3 p656-667 Apr 2009
The aim of this study is to examine and to describe how student teachers engaged in courses in web-based learning environments over a period of 40-weeks develop a collective competence to collaborate. The collective competence of collaboration is defined as the level of learning ability a group of students express when using dialogues as a tool for their own and other's learning in a web-based learning environment. The students' contributions to the course assignments, the group responses and the collaborative discussions and dialogues were analysed and interpreted based on Bakhtin's and Rommetveit's theories on dialogic interactions and meaning potentials. The results describe three different levels at which students use dialogues as a tool for learning when they collaborate within the group. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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