Designing a Well-Formed Activity System for an ICTs-Supported Classroom

Chapitre de livre


État de publication: Publiée (2008 ,7 Août )

Titre du livre: Beyond knowledge: The legacy of competence in meaningful computer-based learning environments

Éditeur: Springer Publishing

Lieu: New York, États-Unis


Intervalle de pages: 101-110

ISBN: 978-1-4020-8827-8

Résumé: This case study presents a new approach to overcome problems with information and communication technology (ICT) integration in K-12 school education. We analyzed contradictions that a Grade 7 mathematics teacher faced in his teaching practices and helped the teacher design and construct new models of teaching. The constructs of mediation and contradiction in Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) framed the analysis of existing teaching practices as well as the design of interventions. Identified contradictions were (a) contradictions in the use of ICTs between teacher and students; (b) contradictions among ICTs, rules of communications, and division of labor, and most importantly (c) contradictions between activity object and outcomes. Findings indicated that the designed interventions on the teaching practices based on the identified contradictions from CHAT perspectives played a large role in helping the participant teacher transform the existing ill-formed activity system into a well-formed one.

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