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Estrategias metacognitivas y recursos tecnológicos utilizados por estudiantes universitarios de español como segunda lengua

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Translated title of the contributionMetacognitive strategies and technological resources used by university students in Spanish as a second language
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/06/2016
<mark>Journal</mark>Ocnos: Revista de estudios sobre lectura
Issue number1
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)149-164
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>Spanish


The purpose of this study was to identify meta-cognitive strategies and technological resources
that university students of Spanish as a second language (L2) implement when they have to produce a piece of academic writing (Research Project). From socio-cognitive and sociocultural perspectives we have chosen to explore, in a normal classroom situation, how the process of writing and composition is represented explicitly before starting it. An anonymous on-line self-evaluation was used, with two kinds of open questions related to the steps carried out throughout the writing process, and the technological resources utilised. Once the data was collected, a qualitative analysis of the responses and an inductive categorisation of the types of metacognitive strategies and technological resources described by the students was carried out. The results showed that most of the students know and use strategies for planning and reviewing, and a number of technological resources support their academic writing process. However, they do not demonstrate knowledge and ability to handle some basic contextual elements. In this sense, educative implications derived from this study will be focus on students’ self-reflection through
academic writing for student learning.