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ERIC Number: EJ978847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2211-1662
Fostering Hooks and Shifts: Tutorial Tactics for Guided Mathematical Discovery
Abrahamson, Dor; Gutierrez, Jose; Charoenying, Timothy; Negrete, Andrea; Bumbacher, Engin
Technology, Knowledge and Learning, v17 n1-2 p61-86 Apr 2012
How do instructors guide students to discover mathematical content? Are current explanatory models of pedagogical practice suitable to capture pragmatic essentials of discovery-based instruction? We examined videographed data from the implementation of a natural user interface design for proportions, so as to determine one constructivist tutor's methodology for fostering expert visualization of learning materials. Our analysis applied professional-perception cognitive-anthropological frameworks. However, several types of tutorial tactics we observed appeared to "fall between the cracks" of these frameworks, due to the discovery-based, physical, and semantically complex nature of our design. We tabulate and exemplify an expanded framework that accommodates the observed tactics. The study complements our earlier focus on students' agency in discovery (in Abrahamson et al., "Technol Knowl Learn" 16(1):55-85, 2011) by offering an empirically validated resource for researchers, instructors, and professional developers interested in preparing future teaching for future technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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Language: English
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