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Volume 11 Number 2, 2020
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Ji, J., & He, S. (2020). Chinese Language Learners’ Participation in a WeChat Online Community of Practice. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 11(2), 93-112.
[季晶晶, & 何书恒. (2020). 中文学习者在微信实践社区中的参与度. 科技与中文教学 (Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching), 11(2), 93-112.]

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Abstract/摘要:

Utilizing WeChat in Chinese language education has generated interest among Chinese language educators and researchers. Both its affordances and constraints have been documented in previous studies. However, discussion about how language learners participate in WeChat-supported activities remains scarce. This qualitative literature review analyzed relevant studies through the theoretical lens of Community of Practice (Wenger, 1998), focusing on the core construct—participation. The results show that current common practices have not fully tapped into the educational potential of WeChat to allow learners to fully participate. Different ways of using WeChat for educational purposes should be pedagogically sound and could be further explored. Additionally, participants’ transition towards full participation is not necessarily associated with language proficiency. Instead, three factors—affective, social and curricular—exert influence collectively.

近年来,中文教师以及学者针对微信在中文教学中的运用进行了尝试以及研究。然而,中文学习者在微信交际活动中参与度如何?相关讨论并不多。本篇质性论文综述采用实践社区理论,梳理、分析了近年来有关学术文章,指出:目前中文教学中运用到的微信功能有限,学习者在各类活动中参与度不等。微信相关教学活动应该在教学理念的指导下合理设计。此外,语言水平并不一定会影响中文学习者在微信交际活动中的参与度。情感因素、社交因素以及课程设计都会对参与度有所影响。

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