An activity-theoretic approach to multi-touch tools in early maths learning

TitelAn activity-theoretic approach to multi-touch tools in early maths learning
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLadel S, Kortenkamp U
JournalThe International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education
Volume20
Schlüsselwörterrefereed
Abstract

In this article we present an activity theory based framework that can capture the complex situations that arise when modern technology like multi-touch devices are introduced in classroom situations. As these devices are able to cover more activities than traditional technologies, even computer-based, media, we have to accept that they now take a larger role in the model of interactions. We reflect this fact by moving the artefact into the centre of our observations, leading to an artefact-centric activity theory (ACAT). The theory was developed in the need of analysing learning environments for primary maths education.

URLhttp://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/research/mathematics_education/field%20of%20work/ijtme/volume_20/number_one.html#one
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