By Russell Tytler, Vaughan Prain, Peter Hubber
Present learn into pupil studying in technological know-how has shifted awareness from the conventional cognitivist views of conceptual switch to socio-cultural and semiotic views that represent studying when it comes to induction into disciplinary literacy practices. This e-book builds on fresh curiosity within the function of representations in studying to argue for a pedagogical perform in line with scholars actively producing and exploring representations. The publication describes a sustained inquiry within which the authors labored with basic and secondary lecturers of technological know-how, on key issues identifi ed as complex within the examine literature. facts from lecture room video, instructor interviews and pupil artifacts have been used to enhance and validate a suite of pedagogical ideas and discover pupil studying and instructor switch concerns. The authors argue the theoretical and sensible case for a representational concentration. The pedagogical method is illustrated and explored when it comes to the function of illustration to help caliber pupil studying in technological know-how. Separate chapters tackle the results of this attitude and perform for structuring sequences round diverse innovations, reasoning and inquiry in technology, types and version established reasoning, the character of strategies and studying, instructor switch, and evaluate. The authors argue that this representational concentration ends up in considerably more suitable pupil studying, and has the influence of supplying new and effective views and methods for a few modern strands of pondering in technology schooling together with conceptual swap, inquiry, scientifi c literacy, and a spotlight at the epistemic nature of technological know-how.
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In reflecting on the impact on student learning the teachers saw benefit in students having the authority to construct their own representations to explain their reasoning. Lyn: … what the representation’s done is it’s changed the conversation from “what” to “how”, and therefore they’re more doing than thinking and talking. ” And therefore the students are internalising it and showing it. 46 A REPRESENTATION CONSTRUCTION APPROACH Lyn: … it’s a very powerful way of showing understanding and getting the kids to think … it allows kids to be creative in showing their understanding with different representations.
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40 A REPRESENTATION CONSTRUCTION APPROACH Sally: So is there any force preventing it from moving? Student 3: No, the surface is already moving [Student represented by gesture the rolling motion of the surface of the wheel against the ground] Sally: Let’s say you are on the skateboard [Sally modifies the diagram to include a representation of the student] and you are wanting to go in that direction but the skateboard is originally stationary. Student 3: [looking at the diagram] Oh. Well, your foot would do the pushing for you.