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Title: Knowledge building in second language learning
Authors: Chen, Wenli
Wen, Yun
Looi, Chee-Kit
Keywords: Knowledge building
Second language learning
Computer-supported collaborative learning
Chinese language learning
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2009), Hong Kong, 30 November to 4 December 2009
Abstract: Little research has examined second language (L2) learning from a Knowledge Building (KB) perspective. Most KB research is conducted in the context of science or mathematics learning which focuses on idea development and refinement. This paper proposes to investigate students' L2 learning using a KB approach, drawing upon our school-based research work which examines how L2 students learn and practice language skills through a Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) tool called GroupScribbles. We hope to develop a theoretical framework with empirical evidence from a real classroom context to explore how KB unfolds in L2 learning.
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