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South African Journal of Education

On-line version ISSN 2076-3433
Print version ISSN 0256-0100

Abstract

DOWSE, Cilla  and  VAN RENSBURG, Wilhelm. "A hundred times we learned from one another" Collaborative learning in an academic writing workshop. S. Afr. j. educ. [online]. 2015, vol.35, n.1, pp.01-12. ISSN 2076-3433.

Using Design Research as methodology and research design type, this article reports on a research proposal writing workshop conducted with Education postgraduate students, with the aim of ascertaining the roles that conversation, collaboration and feedback play in constructing meaning and supporting writing. It was found that through conversation, as part of a general discourse within a community that students whose first language may differ from that of others, but for whom the language of learning is English, are able to share with tutors and other students, and to negotiate meaning. The construction of knowledge is consequently dependent on conversation between students, their peers and the tutors within a collaborative community, such as a writing centre, in which feedback on writing is offered and received in order to support student writing.

Keywords : academic writing; academic writing support; collaborative learning; feedback tutoring; writing centres.

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