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International Journal of Educational Research

2003 Volume 39, Number 8

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Number of articles: 11

  1. The intertextuality of children's explanations in a technology-enriched early years science classroom

    Kristiina Kumpulainen, Satu Vasama & Marjatta Kangassalo

    This study examines the sociocultural trajectories of children's conceptual thinking in a technology-enriched early years science classroom (N=22). Of specific analytic interest is the... More

    pp. 793-805

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  2. Connecting discourses: intertextuality in a primary school CSCL practice

    Judith Kleine Staarman, Cor Aarnoutse & Ludo Verhoeven

    This article investigates the multimodal discourses taking place in a primary school computer supported collaborative literacy environment, in which face-to-face talk in pairs is combined with... More

    pp. 807-816

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  3. The role of IRF exchanges in the discursive dynamics of e-mail tutored interactions

    Marcelo Giordan

    Initiation, response and follow-up (IRF) exchanges produced by a student and his tutor in an internet-based tutorial interaction have been analysed in terms of the multifunctional characteristics... More

    pp. 817-827

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  4. Using e-mail to support reflective narration

    Bregje de Vries & Hans van der Meij

    This article presents an exploratory study of e-mail use for reflective narration. Narration is viewed from three perspectives: the narrating act, the narrative statement, and the story. These... More

    pp. 829-838

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  5. The process of understanding the task: how is agency distributed between students, teachers and representations in technology-rich learning environments?

    Ingvill Rasmussen, Ingeborg Krange & Sten R. Ludvigsen

    In this article, we explore how students’ agency relates to both highly structured and open-ended learning environments. This is done by analysing how students’ understanding of tasks evolves... More

    pp. 839-849

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  6. Stand-alone computers supporting learning dialogues in primary classrooms

    Rupert Wegerif, Karen Littleton & Ann Jones

    This paper focuses on three distinctive ways in which educational software can support learning dialogues in primary classrooms. After a re-capitulation of published research on Initiation,... More

    pp. 851-860

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  7. The effects of communication medium on argumentation and the development of critical thinking

    Richard Joiner & Sarah Jones

    The aim of this paper is to compare the effects of different communication media on the quality of arguments and the development of argumentative reasoning. The study involved 73 undergraduate... More

    pp. 861-871

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  8. Socialised subjectivity: exploring the ‘double reality’ of a doctorate of education (EdD) bulletin board

    Julia Gillen

    This paper approaches the theme of this special issue, the distinctive contribution of new technologies to collaborative thinking and learning, through an analysis of postings to an EdD bulletin... More

    pp. 873-884

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  9. Literacies through media: identity and discourse in the process of constructing a web site

    Héctor Del-Castillo, Ana Belén García-Varela & Pilar Lacasa

    In this research note we explore how children construct their identity in the context of a literacy practice: developing written and audio-visual texts in small-group situation to be published on... More

    pp. 885-891

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  10. Collaborating and creating on music technologies

    Teresa Dillon

    Across all UK secondary school subject areas the proliferation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has changed the nature of learning. Music education now includes the use of... More

    pp. 893-897

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  11. Commentary on: deliberation with computers: exploring the distinctive contribution of new technologies to collaborative thinking and learning

    James V. Wertsch

    pp. 899-904

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