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ERIC Number: EJ1059881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Studying Professional Knowledge Use in Practice Using Multimedia Scenarios Delivered Online
Herbst, Patricio; Chazan, Daniel
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v38 n3 p272-287 2015
We describe how multimedia scenarios delivered online can be used in instruments for the study of professional knowledge. Based on our work in the study of the knowledge and rationality involved in mathematics teaching, we describe how the study of professional knowledge writ large can benefit from the capacity to represent know-how using multimedia representations of practice and alternatives to it. These instruments can be used to study what professionals notice and decide to do in practice in ways that improve upon earlier uses of written representations of professional scenarios or videorecorded episodes. In particular, storyboards and animations of nondescript cartoon characters can be used to explore professional knowledge variables systematically while the multimodal representation of human activity in context ensures the face validity of questions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: ESI-0353285; DRL-0918425