LSRI PhD student Ipek Saralar’s Publication Success

Congratulations to Ipek Saralar who published her first journal article titled “The Evaluation of a Pre-service Mathematics Teacher’s TPACK: A Case of 3D Shapes with GeoGebra” in the International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education (IJTME). Below is the editor’s introduction to the paper. Want to read more? Contact Ipek on [email protected] or click here for her blog. “The first paper by Ipek Saralar, Mine Işıksal-Bostan and Didem Akyüz reports their findings from a case study about how a pre-service trainee teacher developed her technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) during her school experience. The mathematical topic is 3D shapes and the trainee teacher (Deniz) used GeoGebra to teach the topic. Deniz’s TPACK was assessed according to four themes: curriculum and assessment, learning, teaching, and access, comprising five levels of recognising, accepting, adapting, exploring and advancing. Through observations and interview, Saralar, Işıksal-Bostan and Akyüz found that Deniz’s TPACK showed an observable development in teaching with technology, and it seems dynamic and multiple...
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EARLI SIG 20 and SIG 26 Conference

The EARLI SIG 20 and SIG 26 conference will take place in Jerusalem, Israel, from October 9 to October 12. The conference team is “Argumentation and Inquiry as Venues for Civic Education” and combines the two special interest group of EARLI: SIG 20 "Inquiry Learning" and SIG 26 "Argumentation, Dialogue and Reasoning". Our LSRI member Freydis is co-organizing the conference in her role as JURE assistant coordinator of EARLI SIG 26, together with the other two coordinators Armin Weinberger from the University of Saarland and Baruch Schwarz from the Herbrew University of Jerusalem. The conference will be a vibrant platform for Learning Sciences or Learning and Instruction researchers from all over the world. Highlights of the conference will be the four keynote talks that will be held by Cindy Hmelo-Silver, Eleni Kyza, Hugo Mercier and Robin Alexander. ...
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Multi Source Multi Representational Reading

I have a new commentary on this topic published in Learning and Instruction. Elsevier has provided a free link to it which should be valid for the next month (ie September 2018) here https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1XWSh3QACxZhsh. Afterwards, this link will take you to a paywalled version of the paper or you can find a draft version via the University of Nottingham's eprint service http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49453...
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LTE MA student Ezequiel Aleman finds success with Maker project

Learning, Technology and Education MA student Ezequiel Aleman has received national attention in Uruguay for his project Bricks and Bits. In May, over 1,200 children participated in Mr. Aleman's Maker exhibition, in which university students design challenges for primary and secondary school students. The challenges involved squishy circuits, stop-motion animation, virtual reality games, and coding drones and robots, among many other activities. Additionally, Mr. Aleman organized a new project for this dissertation research involving a group of 38 students re-designing an old or unused toys for a six-year old child. From dolls to dinosaurs, students had to use their design skills to learn about the children’s current interests and incorporate them into a new design. Bricks and Bits received local and national coverage on radio, TV and press. Local governments are now requesting the event to travel to new locations. Three new locations have already been confirmed for 2018 including one which will specifically aim at challenging 50 female high-school students...
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LSRI at ICLS

Staff and students of the University of Nottingham's Learning Sciences Research Institute will share their research and participate at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) in London from 23rd through 27th of June, 2018. Organized by the International Society of the Learning Sciences, ICLS is a major international event, which gathers people involved in all aspects of the field of the learning sciences. This year's ICLS is part of the London Festival of Learning hosted by University College London. The LSRI is proud to be represented by our excellent professors, PhD and Master's students who are attending the event. Below is a list of ICLS event featuring participation for LSRI staff: Collaborative learning, interdependence, and dyadic data analyses: Building knowledge and community practices - Lenka Schnaubert, Rachel Lam, Cynthia D’Angelo, Anne Deiglmayr, Claudia Mazziotti, Freydis Vogel - ICLS workshop 10 (Sun Jun 24/ 9:00 AM - 13:00 PM) Drawing for Learning from Dynamic Visualisations in...
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