Using Augmentations as Bridges from Concrete to Abstract Representations

We describe a pedagogical approach supporting the acquisition of abstraction skills by apprentices in logistics. Apprentices start with a concrete representation in the form of a small-scale model which aims at engaging them in learning activities. Multiple External Representations are used to progressively introduce more abstract representations displayed on paper-based forms called TinkerSheets. We present the implementation of this approach on the TinkerTable, a tabletop learning environment which is used in two professional schools by four different teachers. We report observations of the use of the environment at different stages of the curriculum with first- and second-year apprentices.


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Proceedings of the 23rd British HCI Group Annual Conference on HCI 2009: Celebrating People and Technology, 130-139
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British HCI, Cambridge (UK), September 1-5, 2009
Year:
2009
Publisher:
Swinton, British Computer Society
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