Collaborative writing: Too much of a good thing? Exploring engineering students' perceptions using the Repertory Grid

Aditomo, Anindito and Calvo, Rafael A. and Reimann, Peter (2011) Collaborative writing: Too much of a good thing? Exploring engineering students' perceptions using the Repertory Grid. In: Connecting Research to Policy and Practice: CSCL 2011. International Society of the Learning Sciences, Hong Kong, pp. 128-135. ISBN 9780578091525

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Abstract

Students' perceptions of technology-supported collaborative writing (CW) and peer reviewing are important because these perceptions affect adoption decisions, initial engagement, and continued reliance on collaboration/peer feedback as a learning resource. This paper describes and demonstrates the utility of the Repertory Grid Technique to probe such perceptions. Combining interviews and written surveys, this study uncovered constructs that engineering students’ use to think about CW/peer-reviewing, and interesting patterns of relations among those constructs. For instance, while students perceived activities that involve the construction of personal arguments (such as CW) to be exciting and effective for learning, they also judged such activities to be time-consuming and stressful. This study also found interesting differences in the construct systems of high- and low-performing students.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Anindito Aditomo 205003
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2013 02:55
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2013 02:55
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/3061

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