Modeling the process of learning common fraction operations: Designing an Internet-based integrated learning environment for knowledge construction

Siu Cheung KONG, Lam For KWOK

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to model a learning process for construction of subject matter knowledge. An Internet-based Fraction-learning Integrated Learning Environment (IFILE) has been designed to model the learning process. The IFILE models the domain, teaching and learner's knowledge in the form of a learning situation, the Graphical Partitioning Model (GPM) for meaning making; an affordance model for learning fraction equivalence, the prerequisite knowledge for learning fraction addition/subtraction; and a model of learner's knowledge for fostering the production of cognitive residue. The design of the GPM is originated from the nature of the subject matter. An affordance model for learning fraction equivalence is derived from an earlier evaluation study of our GPM prototype. The IFILE is then built by integrating the GPM, the affordance model and a model of learner's knowledge for developing learning properties of the constructivists' view such as constructiveness, cumulativeness, self-regulatedness and reflectiveness. Copyright © 2002 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Computers in Education: Proceedings
Editors KINSHUK, R. LEWIS, K. AKAHORI , R. KEMP, T. OKAMOTO , L. HENDERSON , C.-H. LEE
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages767-771
Volume1
ISBN (Print)0769515096
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Kong, S. C., & Kwok, L. F. (2002). Modeling the process of learning common fraction operations: Designing an Internet-based integrated learning environment for knowledge construction. In Kinshuk, R. Lewis, K. Akahori, R. Kemp, T. Okamoto, L. Henderson, et al. (Eds.), International Conference on Computers in Education: Proceedings (Vol. 1, pp. 767-771). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society.

Keywords

  • Affordances
  • Common fraction
  • Integrated learning environments
  • Internet-based systems
  • Methodologies for system design
  • Evaluation of learning systems