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Article: A tale of Blue Rain Café: A study on the online narrative construction about a community of English learners on the Chinese mainland

TitleA tale of Blue Rain Café: A study on the online narrative construction about a community of English learners on the Chinese mainland
Authors
KeywordsCommunity of practise
EFL
English corners
Learning strategy
Online learning
Sociocultural theory
The Chinese mainland
Issue Date2007
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/system
Citation
System, 2007, v. 35 n. 2, p. 259-270 How to Cite?
AbstractThe study analyzes a strand of online discussion messages entitled 'a Tale of Blue Rain Café' from an online community of English learners on the Chinese mainland. The strand of messages was part of the collective reflection made by members of an English learning club on their participation. Using sociocultural learning theory, the paper explores how individual learners collaborated to create images of their own English learning community, enhance their feelings of belonging to this learning community, and effect subtle changes in their self-identities, all of which potentially help maintain their participatory learning in the community. Similar inquiries into learners' construction processes of their learning communities will inform language teachers' pedagogical endeavours to organize and sustain learners' autonomous language learning efforts beyond the classroom. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/141763
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.834
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.703
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dc.date.issued2007en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThe study analyzes a strand of online discussion messages entitled 'a Tale of Blue Rain Café' from an online community of English learners on the Chinese mainland. The strand of messages was part of the collective reflection made by members of an English learning club on their participation. Using sociocultural learning theory, the paper explores how individual learners collaborated to create images of their own English learning community, enhance their feelings of belonging to this learning community, and effect subtle changes in their self-identities, all of which potentially help maintain their participatory learning in the community. Similar inquiries into learners' construction processes of their learning communities will inform language teachers' pedagogical endeavours to organize and sustain learners' autonomous language learning efforts beyond the classroom. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/systemen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSystemen_HK
dc.subjectCommunity of practiseen_HK
dc.subjectEFLen_HK
dc.subjectEnglish cornersen_HK
dc.subjectLearning strategyen_HK
dc.subjectOnline learningen_HK
dc.subjectSociocultural theoryen_HK
dc.subjectThe Chinese mainlanden_HK
dc.titleA tale of Blue Rain Café: A study on the online narrative construction about a community of English learners on the Chinese mainlanden_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailGao, X: xsgao@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.system.2006.12.004en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume35en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage259en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
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