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Investigating Personal Inquiry: An Activity Theory Approach

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posted on 2011-10-25, 15:08 authored by Eileen Scanlon, Ann Jones, Trevor Collins, Gráinne Conole, Mark Gaved, Lucinda Kerawalla, Karen Littleton, Paul Mulholland, Alison Twiner, Canan Tosunoglu Blake
This paper concentrates on how the technological mediation of a GCSE Geography investigation using a location-based inquiry learning toolset, undertaken by students in a UK secondary school can be analysed using an Activity Theory approach. This investigation forms part of the Personal Inquiry (PI) project, one of whose aims is to help 11-14 year olds children to use personal and mobile technologies to make their science learning more accessible and more effective. The GCSE investigation consisted of a number of stages of inquiry into urban heat islands. For further details see Collins et al., 2008.

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Proceedings of the MLearn 2008 Conference, 7-10 October 2008, Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, United Kingdom, p. 361.

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Proceedings of the MLearn 2008 Conference

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School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wolverhampton

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2008

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2011-10-25

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