‘Supporting socially shared regulation during collaborative task-oriented reading’

Jolique Kielstra*, Inge Molenaar, Roel van Steensel, Ludo Verhoeven

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This study examined how to improve students’ regulation of task-oriented reading (TOR). TOR encompasses reading and information processing needed to perform a specific task. Previous studies suggest students can benefit from a collaboration script to enhance socially shared regulation of TOR. The collaboration script elicits discussions about task perception, strategy selection, and strategy reflection. This study aimed to examine the depth and socially sharedness of metacognitive regulation when working with a collaboration script among 44 prevocational secondary school students working in groups of four. In addition, we examined the consequent improvement of individual task representation, strategy selection, and strategy reflection after working with the script. The analysis of group discussions indicated that the collaboration script facilitated mainly low-level metacognitive regulation of TOR. However, after working with the script, students did improve their ability to determine a correct representation of a high-level task and to reflect on the most appropriate reading strategy for these tasks. Hence, we concluded that the ‘Y-read?’ collaboration script did elicit shared regulation during TOR.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-105
Number of pages41
JournalInternational Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding for this project comes from ‘Regieorgaan SIA’ under ‘RAAK-PRO’ financing. SIA offers different types of financing for your practice-oriented research. More specifically, RAAK-PRO funding promotes the quality of practice-oriented research in close cooperation with the national knowledge network and professional practice. You can find more info on (in Dutch): https://www.sia-projecten.nl/project/studerend-lezen-in-vmbo-en-hbo

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