Exploring engagement of users of Global Englishes in a community of inquiry

Smidt, Esther and Chau, Meng Huat and Rinehimer, Eric and Leever, Patricia (2021) Exploring engagement of users of Global Englishes in a community of inquiry. System, 98. ISSN 0346-251X, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2021.102477.

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The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework has been extensively studied. While prior research has investigated the development and validity of the CoI theoretical construct, few studies have focused on the interdependent Cognitive, Social and Teaching Presences of the framework and none have been conducted based on a positive framing of Global Englishes (GE) which directly challenges a monolingual ideology. This mixed methods study considers how GE users in a Second Language Acquisition postgraduate course at a research university in Malaysia experienced these three Presences in their course, and how knowledge was collaboratively constructed in relation to their experience with these Presences. Data sources consisted of the CoI surveys and discussion board posts. Analysis of these posts focused on the relationship between CoI Presences, GE user participation and knowledge construction. Findings suggest that the GE users actively constructed knowledge collaboratively in the CoI, and that they took on varied roles which demon-strated the three Presences. This study makes an empirical contribution to the body of research on GE users and a functioning CoI in asynchronous discussion boards. Addi-tionally, it highlights the importance and potential value of a conscious, empowering framing of students as GE users in transforming research possibilities and outcomes in Applied Linguistics. (c) 2021 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Community of Inquiry; Global Englishes; Monolingual ideology; Empowering framing; Collaborative knowledge construction; Blended learning
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 06:20
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2022 06:20
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/26471

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