Collaborative actions in supervision meetings

Marie Nelson, Sofie Henricson, Marjo Savijärvi, Anne Mäntynen

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In this chapter, we study face-to-face meetings between students and supervisors, where the focus of the meeting is supervision of academic writing. The aim of the study is to examine how students and supervisors in Sweden and Finland collaborate in order to improve the students’ texts and to discuss academic writing. Using conversation analysis, we study video-recorded, naturally occurring interactions. Our analysis shows that supervisors and students perform a variety of collaborative actions, initiated by both students and supervisors, such as co-construction of turns, recycling of co-participants’ turns, telling of second stories, and joint production of text units. The findings of the study highlight that participation roles in the institutional interactions studied are complex and dynamic, and that the combination of both the students’ subject expertise and the supervisors’ academic expertise enable mutual understanding of the texts and topics under discussion.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationKlassrumsforskning och språk(ande): Rapport från ASLA-symposiet i Karlstad, 12-13 april, 2018
EditorsBirgitta Ljung Egeland, Tim Roberts, Erica Sandlund, Pia Sundqvist
PublisherKarlstads universitet
ISBN (Print)978-91-87884-27-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventASLA-symposiet i Karlstad - ASLA
Duration: 12 Apr 201813 Apr 2018


ConferenceASLA-symposiet i Karlstad

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