Mental models of the teaching and learning with the www

Henderson, Lyn, Putt, Ian, and Coombs, Geoff (2002) Mental models of the teaching and learning with the www. In: Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference of The Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) (1) pp. 271-277. From: Winds of Change in the Sea of Learning, 8 - 11 December 2002, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Mental models are deeply ingrained assumptions or generalisations that are continuously being processed for each situation. The roots of success or failure are linked to mental models which profoundly influence how and why we act. Yet there is insubstantial research concerning the use of mental models in teaching and learning, especially with the Internet. The paper aims to inform our (mis)understanding of the multiplicity of mental models held b)' Master of Education distance education students. The paper analyses the students' mental models prior to (espoused stage), and at the end of the course (reflectivity stage). There were significant changes to the students' mental models concerning learning and teaching with the WWW. The course and its assessment were instrumental change agents. The pedagogies allowed in their workplaces were also a significant factor.

Item ID: 14638
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-0-473-09119-4
Keywords: constructivism; distance education; flexible learning; higher education; mental models; teaching and learning with the www
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 23:02
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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