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ERIC Number: EJ810415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3987
An Activity Theory Approach to Researching Tutors' Perceptions of Effective Online Pedagogy
Joyes, Gordon
Educational Media International, v45 n3 p231-243 Sep 2008
This paper explores the use of a reflective analytic online tool, the Learning Activity Analysis Tool (LAAT) to support the professional development of online tutors. The LAAT was designed to provide a means for a group of tutors to individually describe and explain approaches they would use to support students by analysing an online learning activity. The aim was to focus on actual strategies and notions of effective practice to illuminate the pedagogic beliefs and understandings the tutors held. The tutors were able to share their analyses online within the tool. The subsequent discussion revealed issues about the nature of the scaffolding around the use of the LAAT that would be needed if the tutors were to recognise the contradictions in their practice and to consider how to transform it. (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China; United Kingdom