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ERIC Number: EJ1017339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2710
An Activity-Theoretic Approach to Multi-Touch Tools in Early Mathematics Learning
Ladel, Silke; Kortenkamp, Ulrich
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v20 n1 p3-8 2013
In this article we present an activity theory based framework that can capture the complex situations that arise when modern technology like multi-touch devices are introduced in classroom situations. As these devices are able to cover more activities than traditional technologies, even computerbased, media, we have to accept that they now take a larger role in the model of interactions. We reflect this fact by moving the artefact into the centre of our observations, leading to an artefact-centric activity theory (ACAT). The theory was developed in the need of analysing learning environments for primary maths education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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