Using collaboration and technology to enhance Vietnamese students' English language writing skills

Bui, Thi Huong Giang (2015) Using collaboration and technology to enhance Vietnamese students' English language writing skills. Professional Doctorate thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This action research study investigated face-to-face and wiki technology collaboration to enhance students' English writing skills in a second language (L2) class in Vietnam. The thesis is underpinned by socio-cultural theory and argues that collaborative learning using wikis led to an enhancement in L2 writing skills. The findings show that collaborating via wikis challenged traditional L2 writing pedagogy in the following ways: increased student autonomy; understanding formative feedback; and awareness of process writing, genre and audiences. This study contributes practical knowledge about affordances and constraints of collaborative writing using wikis in Vietnam and other countries where traditional pedagogies are prevalent.

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ID Code: 88477
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate)
Supervisor: Jetnikoff, Anita & May, Lynette
Keywords: English as a foreign language (EFL), English as a second language (ESL), Wikis, Writing skills, Collaboration, Cooperation, process-genre writing
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 14 Dec 2015 05:49
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 05:49

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