Scaffolding reflective inquiry - enabling why-questioning while e-Learning

Mason, Jon (2012) Scaffolding reflective inquiry - enabling why-questioning while e-Learning. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 7(3), pp. 175-198.

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This paper presents some theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives that might inform the design and development of information and communications technology (ICT) tools to support reflective inquiry during e-learning. The role of why-questioning provides the focus of discussion and is guided by literature that spans critical thinking, inquiry-based and problem-based learning, storytelling, sense-making, and reflective practice, as well as knowledge management, information science, computational linguistics and automated question generation. It is argued that there exists broad scope for the development of ICT scaffolding targeted at supporting reflective inquiry duringe-learning. Evidence suggests that wiki-based learning tasks, digital storytelling, and e-portfolio tools demonstrate the value of accommodating reflective practice and explanatory content in supporting learning; however, it is also argued that the scope for ICT tools that directly support why-questioning as a key aspect of reflective inquiry is a frontier ready for development.

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ID Code: 66665
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: e-learning, pedagogy, critical thiniking, explanation, questioning, question generation, storytelling
ISSN: 1793-2068
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) & Jon Mason
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2014 04:25
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 11:57

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