Collaborative writing in small groups: Learners’ perceptions

Susanti, Nila and Rukiati, Enik (2017) Collaborative writing in small groups: Learners’ perceptions. In: The 1st INACELT (International Conference on English Language Teaching), 15-16 December 2017, State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Palangka Raya Indonesia.

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This study explored learners' perceptions toward the implementation of collaborative writing in small groups. Seventy-five learners of Diploma three who take a writing class were asked to write a paragraph using a collaborative strategy as one of their classroom activities. The learners were divided in three different classes that each class consisted of twenty-five learners. This small number of learners maintained the effectiveness of the classroom activity. The learners worked in group of three learners developed a paragraph using collaborative strategy. At the end of the class, the lecturer asked the learners to answer a questionnaire and an interview to get data about the students’ perception of the implementation of collaborative writing in small groups. The learners’ answered were analyzed and described. Learners' reactions to the collaborative writing experience mostly were positive. The learners said that in collaboration, the learners discussed and shared ideas among the member of the group that helped them to gathered more idea and knowledge for their writing. Besides, they mentioned that they increased the grammatical and lexical accuracy of their paragraph. On the other sides, there were five learners who have different perceptions for some reasons; felt shy to deliver their idea, lack of English competence, time consuming, and prefer to have individual work. Overall, the finding of this study was in line with other previous research finding about collaborative writing.

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaborative writing, small groups, learners’ perceptions
Subjects: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200302 English Language
Divisions: Fakultas Tarbiyah dan Ilmu Keguruan > Jurusan Pendidikan Bahasa > Program Studi Pendidikan Bahasa Inggris
Depositing User: Prodi Tadris Bahasa Inggris
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2018 03:44
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2018 03:44

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