Socioemotional Discourse and Shared Knowledge Construction in Online Collaborative Tasks

Keywords: Collaborative learning, online learning, communication, asynchronous, learning process, educational psychology

Abstract

The socioemotional discourse of students plays a fundamental role in online collaborative learning. Therefore, they must build a climate of mutual trust that allows them to hold deep, critical, and constructive discussions about the task’s contents, to improve their construction of knowledge. The research was carried out in a Mexican public university where asynchronous collaborative processes developed by three groups of students were analyzed online. The socio-emotional discourse that groups of students use in different phases of the process of shared knowledge construction is explored through the technique of content analysis. The results highlight, on the one hand, seven different types of social-emotional discourse that groups of students frequently use during their collaboration process. On the other hand, it seems that the frequency has an important impact on the construction of knowledge. It is concluded that a dense, frequent, and heterogeneous socio-emotional discourse, in terms of its typology, provides the necessary bases for student groups to develop successful collaborative processes and achieve high levels of shared knowledge construction.

Author Biographies

Juan Carlos Castellanos-Ramírez, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Profesor Investigador de Tiempo Completo en la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México. Programa de Licenciatura y Posgrado en Ciencias de la Educación.

Shamaly Alhelí Niño-Carrasco, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Profesora Investigadora de Tiempo Completo en la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México. Programa de Licenciatura y Posgrado en Ciencias de la Educación.

Karla Lariza Parra-Encinas, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California

Profesora Investigadora de Tiempo Completo en la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, de la Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México. Programa de Licenciatura y Posgrado en Ciencias de la Educación.

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Published
2020-03-01
How to Cite
Castellanos-Ramírez, J., Niño-Carrasco, S., & Parra-Encinas, K. (2020). Socioemotional Discourse and Shared Knowledge Construction in Online Collaborative Tasks. Revista Electrónica Educare, 24(2), 1-28. https://doi.org/10.15359/ree.24-2.4
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