Mobile technology-assisted personalized learning in science inquiry

Chee-Kit LOOI, Yanjie SONG, Lung-Hsiang WONG

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Abstract

This paper reports on a mobile technology-assisted seamless learning process design for developing primary school students’ diversified understanding on the science topic of the life cycles of various organisms. An inquiry-based learning model was adopted as the pedagogical design to support the student‘s personalized learning process. We chose to report the student’s inquiry into the life cycles of the spinach plant and the butterfly to illuminate how the student’s personalized learning was fostered in the experiential learning. A smartphone was assigned to each student to mediate his/her seamless learning experience across multiple contexts. Through our analysis of the learning content, processes and products, we discuss how mobile-assisted inquiry learning facilitates students’ self-agency in such personalized learning experiences. Copyright © 2013 GCSCE.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2013

Fingerprint

science
learning
student
life cycle
learning process
primary school
experience

Citation

Looi, C.-K., Song, Y., & Wong, L. (2013, May). Mobile technology-assisted personalized learning in science inquiry. Paper presented at the 17th Global Chinese Conference on Computer in Education, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Keywords

  • Personalized learning
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Mobile technologies
  • Seamless learning
  • Field trip