Modelling within mathematical online knowledge-building communities
English, Lyn D., Nason, Rodney A., & Duncan-Howell, Jennifer (2007) Modelling within mathematical online knowledge-building communities. In Hamilton, Eric (Ed.) 2nd International Distributed Learning and Collaboration Symposium, June 11-14, 2007, Singapore.
In this paper we present an alternative perspective on interactive and digital media learning environments (IDM) involving mathematical modeling. We argue that we need to move beyond using "add-on" and "up-grading" strategies to enrich learning, towards a focus on the generation of conceptual artifacts and the building of knowledge. To facilitate knowledge building, we advocate extending students beyond basic discourse to include a range of thinking and reasoning processes that can assist them in constructing, analyzing, refining, and conveying mathematical ideas. We also identify a number of knowledge-building enabling characteristics of an IDM-based learning environment and propose two sets of interrelated principles to inform the design of IDM environments and the accompanying ends-in-view activities. We illustrate our ideas with examples of online communities for mathematics education.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||mathematical modeling, on, line communities, knowledge building|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 (The authors)|
|Deposited On:||28 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2011 15:43|
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