Implementing virtual collaborative inquiry practises in a middle-school context

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Lakkala , M , Ilomäki , L & Palonen , T 2007 , ' Implementing virtual collaborative inquiry practises in a middle-school context ' , Behaviour & Information Technology , vol. 26 , no. 1 , pp. 37-53 . https://doi.org/10.1080/01449290600811529

Title: Implementing virtual collaborative inquiry practises in a middle-school context
Author: Lakkala, Minna; Ilomäki, Liisa; Palonen, T
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Psychology (-2015)
University of Helsinki, Psychology (-2015)
Date: 2007
Language: eng
Number of pages: 17
Belongs to series: Behaviour & Information Technology
ISSN: 0144-929X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/27971
Abstract: The aim of the present study was to investigate the challenges that relate to the implementation of virtual inquiry practises in middle school. The case was a school course in which a group of Finnish students (N = 14) and teachers (N = 7) completed group inquiries through virtual collaboration, using a web-based learning environment. The task was to accomplish a cross-disciplinary inquiry into cultural issues. The students worked mainly at home and took much responsibility for their course achievements. The investigators analysed the pedagogical design of the course and the content of the participants' interaction patterns in the web-based environment, using qualitative content analysis and social network analysis. The findings suggest that the students succeeded in producing distinctive cultural products, and both the students and the teachers adopted novel roles during the inquiry. The web-based learning environment was used more as a coordination tool for organizing the collaborative work than as a forum for epistemic inquiry. The tension between the school curriculum and the inquiry practises was manifest in the participants' discussions of the assessment criteria of the course.
Subject: 515 Psychology
verkko-opetus
pedagogiikka
oppimisympäristö
tietoverkot
Groupware
Learning Environment
verkko-opetus
pedagogiikka
oppimisympäristö
tietoverkot
Groupware
Learning Environment
verkko-opetus
pedagogiikka
oppimisympäristö
tietoverkot
Groupware
Learning Environment
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