A narrative approach to studying the diversification of inquiry learning across instructional settings
Nico Rutten, Wouter van Joolingen, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands ; Gerdi Haverkamp-Hermans, Franz Bogner, University of Bayreuth, Germany ; Thomas Kretschmer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany ; Christian Stracke, University of Duisburg‐Essen, Germany ; Petros Lameras, Coventry University, UK, United Kingdom ; Augusto Chioccariello, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Italy ; Rosa Doran, Nucleo Interactivo de Astronomia, Portugal ; Rdiger Tiemann, Humboldt-Universitt zu Berlin, Germany ; Timotheos Kastrinogiannis, VELTI, Greece ; Jasminka Maravic, Croatian Academic and Research Network, Croatia ; Yvonne Crotty, Claire Kelly, Dublin City University, Ireland ; Vassiliki Markaki, Angelos Lazoudis, Ellinogermaniki Agogi, Greece ; Jani Koivula, University of Helsinki, Finland ; Dimitris Polymatidis, SETApps, Greece
IJEDICT Volume 11, Number 2, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies
In this study we followed a narrative approach to investigate the function that digital, interactive tools can fulfill in inquiry teaching and learning. Such a narrative can be conceived as 'talking through' a lesson in which a teacher supports inquiry with technology. By subsequently coding these narratives we studied the functions that tools can fulfill related to certain learning activities and instructional settings. We have created a template by distilling the coded functions of these tools. This template can be used to find alternative functions for tools, alternative learning activities to support with a tool, and alternative instructional settings for use of the tool as educational support.
Rutten, N., van Joolingen, W., Haverkamp-Hermans, G., Bogner, F., Kretschmer, T., Stracke, C., Lameras, P., Chioccariello, A., Doran, R., Tiemann, R., Kastrinogiannis, T., Maravic, J., Crotty, Y., Kelly, C., Markaki, V., Lazoudis, A., Koivula, J. & Polymatidis, D. (2015). A narrative approach to studying the diversification of inquiry learning across instructional settings. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 11(2),. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies.