“Write 4 Change”: Cultivating autonomous, global EFL learners through blogging

Scheduling Details
Presentation Date
Fri, September 07, 12:30 pm
Final Time
2:30 pm
Presentation Room
Free Space B (2nd floor)
Presentation Format
Presenter Details
Parisa Mehran (Konan Women's University)
Process-oriented L2 writing has gained momentum, as this approach encourages autonomy, reflection, collaboration, creativity, and exploration, and enables learners to become more engaged in writing. Technology has also grown in popularity, and blogging for L2 writing has been recommended to promote critical reflection and collaborative interaction within socially mediated online learning platforms. This poster presentation explores how the application of a collective class blog facilitated the L2 writing process. It also describes how blogging for social change promoted co-construction of L2 knowledge through social interaction, and cultivated autonomy, critical thinking, and global awareness in EFL learners.
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