The co-regulation of writing activities in the classroom
Journal of Writing Research earli | contact
 
journal description
aims and scope
themes
open access
editorial board
current issue
back issues
early view
special issue
most downloaded
peer review policy
abstracting/indexing
award
related websites
contact

Abstract

The co-regulation of writing activities in the classroom

Linda Allal (2018)
Journal of Writing Research, 10(1), 25-60

After an overview of several directions of research on cognitive and social processes in writing, this article presents a model of “co-regulation” of writing activities in the classroom. Co-regulation is defined in a situated perspective as the joint influence on student writing of sources of contextual regulation (structure of the teaching/learning situation, teacher interventions and interactions with students, peer interactions, tools and artifacts) and of processes of self-regulation.
This conception is illustrated by the results of research on a writing activity in 5th and 6th grade classrooms. The research concerns two aspects of the co-regulation of students’ writing: (1) the role of whole-class discussions in the emergence of taken-as-shared meaning regarding the writing task and the influence of these discussions on the revisions subsequently carried out by students; (2) the articulations between self-regulation (reflected in revisions students carry out individually on their own drafts) and regulations resulting from peer interaction (reflected in revisions made during dyadic interaction). The conclusions drawn from this research are discussed with respect to their implications for writing instruction.

PDF | doi: 10.17239/jowr-2018.10.01.02

Export citation: EndNote | BibTeX

For readers
free subscription
alert service
full text
For authors
guide for authors
submit article
For reviewers
guide for reviewers
submit review
Repository login
home contact