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ERIC Number: EJ928388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
Mentor Modeling: The Internalization of Modeled Professional Thinking in an Epistemic Game
Nash, Padraig; Shaffer, David Williamson
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v27 n2 p173-189 Apr 2011
Players of epistemic games--computer games that simulate professional practica--have been shown to develop epistemic frames: a profession's particular way of seeing and solving problems. This study examined the interactions between players and mentors in one epistemic game, Urban Science. Using a new method called epistemic network analysis, we explored how players develop epistemic frames through playing the game. Our results show that players imitate and internalize the professional way of thinking that the mentors model, suggesting that mentors can effectively model epistemic frames, and that epistemic network analysis is a useful way to chart the development of learning through mentoring relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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