A1 Journal article (refereed)
Social sensitivity : a manifesto for CSCL research (2021)

Isohätälä, J., Näykki, P., Järvelä, S., Baker, M. J., & Lund, K. (2021). Social sensitivity : a manifesto for CSCL research. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 16(2), 289-299. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11412-021-09344-8

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All authors or editors: Isohätälä, Jaana; Näykki, Piia; Järvelä, Sanna; Baker, Michael J.; Lund, Kristine

Journal or series: International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

ISSN: 1556-1607

eISSN: 1556-1615

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 25/05/2021

Volume: 16

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 289-299

Publisher: Springer

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11412-021-09344-8

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77822


Technologies for computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) are playing an increasingly prominent role in educational contexts, especially as teachers and students strive to deal with pandemic-related constraints. However, the technologies being used for collaboration on a daily basis are not sufficiently equipped to promote collaborative learning as both a cognitive and a socio-emotional process. They may even run the risk of hindering the constructive exchange of ideas and provoking disputes and negative encounters. In this squib, we argue that the field of CSCL is failing to address this risk, because our research efforts are far too scattered and siloed. We introduce a manifesto of social sensitivity: increasing interdisciplinary efforts to enhance constructively critical, respectful, and cohesive collaborations in technology-supported environments. We call for concrete actions in CSCL research that ultimately contribute to more democratic and equitable collaborations.

Keywords: computer-assisted learning; collaborative learning; social interaction; educational technology

Free keywords: social sensitivity; collaborative learning; emerging technologies; educational technology

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Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 3

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