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posted on 25.10.2011, 15:08 by Eileen Scanlon, Ann Jones, Trevor Collins, Gráinne Conole, Mark Gaved, Lucinda Kerawalla, Karen Littleton, Paul Mulholland, Alison Twiner, Canan Tosunoglu Blake
This paper concentrates on how the technological mediation of a GCSE Geography investigation using a location-based inquiry learning toolset, undertaken by students in a UK secondary school can be analysed using an Activity Theory approach. This investigation forms part of the Personal Inquiry (PI) project, one of whose aims is to help 11-14 year olds children to use personal and mobile technologies to make their science learning more accessible and more effective. The GCSE investigation consisted of a number of stages of inquiry into urban heat islands. For further details see Collins et al., 2008.

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Proceedings of the MLearn 2008 Conference, 7-10 October 2008, Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, United Kingdom, p. 361.

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School of Computing and Information Technology, University of Wolverhampton

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2008

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25/10/2011

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