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. Copyright © 2009 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009|
|Editors||Siu Cheung KONG, Hiroaki OGATA, Hans Christian ARNSETH, Carol K. K. CHAN, Tsukasa HIRASHIMA, Fanny KLETT, Jimmy LEE, Chen Chung LIU, Chee Kit LOOI, Marcelo MILRAD, Antonija MITROVIC, Kiyoshi NAKABAYASHI, Su Luan WONG, Stephen YANG|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
CitationChen, W., Wen, Y., & Looi, C.-K. (2009). Knowledge building in second language learning. In S. C. Kong, H. Ogata, H. C. Arnseth, C. K. K. Chan, T. Hirashima, F. Klett, . . . S. Yang (Eds.), Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2009 (pp. 336-340). Hong Kong: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
- Knowledge building
- Second language learning
- Computer-supported collaborative learning
- Chinese language learning