A FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL STUDIES

Andrew Pyper, Mariana Lilley, Jill Hewitt

Abstract

Technology can be very effectively used to support students in their individual studies. However, this is a somewhat neglected area. The emphasis is on using technology to support dialogic constructivist learning environments. This is well justified, but can be problematic. Issues such as student diversity and engagement, the availability of tutor support within such environments and the demand for flexibility can profoundly affect the pedagogical effectiveness of students’ learning experiences using these environments. This paper argues that the emphasis on dialectical constructivist learning environments would benefit from greater recognition of the importance of students’ individual work. It also details a framework that supports tutors in designing learning experiences that encompass individual work as well as dialogic and collaborative work. The framework is based on three main constructs; Tasks, Narratives and Resources. It sets out a range of task types and also provides a model of resource production. In the narratives, it also provides tutors with a way of explaining their learning designs and engaging the students in them.

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Pyper A., Lilley M. and Hewitt J. (2009). A FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL STUDIES . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 296-301. DOI: 10.5220/0001980702960301


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@conference{csedu09,
author={Andrew Pyper and Mariana Lilley and Jill Hewitt},
title={A FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL STUDIES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2009},
pages={296-301},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001980702960301},
isbn={978-989-8111-82-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - A FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL STUDIES
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Pyper A.
AU - Lilley M.
AU - Hewitt J.
PY - 2009
SP - 296
EP - 301
DO - 10.5220/0001980702960301