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The Development of an Interactive Learning Environment to Foster Pedagogical Innovation through Teachers’ Decision-Making PROCEEDINGS

, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

One way to augment the use of educational research in teaching is to develop teachers’ ability to use research findings to innovate in their practice. A cognitive task analysis was performed in order to create a model of pedagogical innovation that determines the cognitive activities involved in determining an appropriate context for innovation in teaching, understanding research, and using findings in teaching practice. To strengthen the bridge between research and practice, the model was coupled with a model of pedagogical reasoning describing how teachers plan instruction. An interactive learning system is being developed on the basis of these models. This tool incorporates models of tutoring and help-seeking and will contribute to developing a learning community among undergraduate and graduate students and a community of practice involving in-service teachers. The application will also be used as a research tool for testing scaffolding strategies to foster pedagogical innovation.

Citation

Mercier, J. (2013). The Development of an Interactive Learning Environment to Foster Pedagogical Innovation through Teachers’ Decision-Making. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3980-3985). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 26, 2017 from .