Perspective-Taking as a Tool to Examine Engaging in Differences during Shared Meaning-Making

Tugce Aldemir, Marcela Borge, Jose Soto

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Supporting students to develop shared meaning-making skills across differences is a critical educational goal. This study built on a series of studies to explore ways to address this goal and examined how diverse teams engaged with their differences around politically charged topics in a text-based CSCL tool. We conceptualized engaging in differences as the extent to which team members position, coordinate, and negotiate their identity-related narratives and different perspectives during their shared meaning-making and as a form of perspective-taking. We then collected and analyzed the discussions of 13 diverse teams over four-time points. Our analysis suggested that teams engaged in five communication patterns while engaging in differences in their narratives and perspectives around charged topics: Egocentric, subjective perspective-taking, reciprocal perspective-taking, mutual perspective-taking, and societal-symbolic perspective-taking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Collaboration Toward Educational Innovation for All: Overarching Research, Development, and Practices, CSCL 2022 - Proceedings, part of the 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, ISLS 2022
EditorsArmin Weinberger, Wenli Chen, Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Bodong Chen
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781737330646
StatePublished - 2022
Event15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2022 - Hiroshima, Japan
Duration: Jun 6 2022Jun 10 2022

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
ISSN (Print)1573-4552


Conference15th International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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