CSCL in Asia

  • Stahl G
  • Hesse F
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Mainland China participated in 2009 in the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) tests for the first time since PISA started to be administered internationally by the OECD in 2000. China was represented by students from Shanghai. Shanghai took first place in all three major categories: reading, science, and mathematics. The CSCL research community began largely in Western Europe and North America. It held its first conferences on those continents. Of course, there were always some Asian researchers involved, but most of them had academic ties to the West. To complement the presentation on the macro-level effort of the Learning Sciences Lab in Singapore, we include two additional research reports from that lab. Then we publish two other papers on Asian CSCL research. This work relates to themes from the preceding papers. In particular, it considers the effort within CSCL to reform education, and the barriers and complexities associated with this effort. Adopting a somewhat different take on the many factors involved, it explores issues involving the teacher role in mediating student collaborative knowledge building and conceptual change. This paper builds on previous studies in this journal by the same lab on computer support for argumentation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)




Stahl, G., & Hesse, F. (2011). CSCL in Asia. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 6(1), 1–7.

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