Doctoral Candidate Zaky Publishes on Collaborative Writing

Posted on 9/18/2018 9:04:05 AM

Hany Zaky, doctoral candidate of Curriculum and Instruction, published a paper titled “Collaborative Writing as a Method to Spur Transformational Learning in Adult Education Classes” in the Journal of Education and Human Development in 2018.

Abstract

Collaboration learning is the process in which learners work together in a dynamic and interactive process. The participants strive together to reach excellence. The learners work to produce a single text that is the result of generating ideas, gathering research, planning, drafting, revising, and editing. The instructors’ role is the major pillar in the process throughout forming groups, training students, and managing group work. Collaborative learning could be a way to improve the critical thinking based on students’ interaction and cooperation during the writing development. The students’ role is changeable over the course of their practice which could enhance their learning transformation. This article pinpoints that effective collaborative writing projects need the existence of group awareness through which participation and coordination could be created by the used instructional strategies. The article highlights the role of Collaborative Writing as a method for the transformation of the structural shift in the rudimentary premises of thoughts, feeling and actions of learners.

Department of Professional Studies in Education