A brief review of theoretical underpinning, definitions and typical configurations of collaborative writing

Yazdi Amirkhiz, Seyed Yasin, Abu Bakar , Kamariah , Baki, Roselan, Abd Samad, Arshad , and Hajhashemi, Karim (2012) A brief review of theoretical underpinning, definitions and typical configurations of collaborative writing. International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature, 1 (4). pp. 197-204.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to review the underlying concepts, theoretical background, the existing definitions, various forms of collaborative writing normally used in educational settings as well as some sample studies carried out in different contexts. The article begins by providing an epistemological dichotomy of the existing educational paradigms and discusses the positioning of collaborative learning in relation to the dichotomy (transmissional vs. transformative). It then considers how collaborative writing is theoretically backed up by the ideas of Bakhtin (1981), Halliday (1978), and Vygotsky (1978). The review also compares the salient definitions of collaborative writing and critically contrasts various configurations of collaborative writing with regard to the findings of research studies. The article concludes by recommending a few directions for the future research.

Item ID: 23237
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2200-3452
Keywords: theoretical background, definitions, forms of collaborative writing
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Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2012 06:36
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
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