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P.A.C.T. – Coaching the Parent in Home Tutoring Best Practice
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, National College of Ireland, Ireland ; , CRITE, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland ; , University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland, Ireland

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Research informs us that there is a high correlation between parental involvement in learning activities in the home and the child's academic success. However, despite this there has been little focus on providing personalised support for parents in their role as home tutors. In this paper, we present P.A.C.T, a personalised coaching system for parents. More specifically, P.A.C.T. coaches parents in developing the necessary skills for home tutoring. The coaching process within P.A.C.T. comprises three stages. Within theses stages parents are supported at two levels. Parents are provided with "just-in-time" domain dependent support through the provision of domain dependent activities. P.A.C.T. also coaches the parent in domain independent tutoring skills. This paper illustrates how P.A.C.T.'s architecture and implementation support the parent during the tutoring process and provides a mechanism by which parents can develop their tutoring skills.

Citation

Lahart, O., Kelly, D. & Tangney, B. (2007). P.A.C.T. – Coaching the Parent in Home Tutoring Best Practice. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 7205-7212). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 13, 2019 from .

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