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Metafora: A Web-based Platform for Learning to Learn Together in Science and Mathematics

Dragon, Toby and Mavrikis, Manolis and B.M., McLaren and Harrer, Andreas and Kynigos, C and Wegerif, R and Yang, Y (2013) Metafora: A Web-based Platform for Learning to Learn Together in Science and Mathematics. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 6 (3). ISSN 1939-1382. DOI UNSPECIFIED (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper presents Metafora, both a platform for integrated tools as well as an emerging pedagogy for supporting Learning to Learn Together in science and mathematics education. Our goal is to design technology that brings education to a higher level; a level where students not only learn a subject matter, but also gain a set of critical skills needed to engage in and self-regulate collaborative learning experiences in science and math education. We first discuss the core skills we hope students will gain as they learn to learn together. We then present our design and implementation that can achieve this goal; a platform and pedagogy we have developed to support the learning of these skills. Finally, we present an example use of our system based on results from pilot studies that demonstrates interaction with the platform, and potential benefits and limitations of the tools in promoting the associated skills.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > London Knowledge Lab
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 15:33
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 09:00
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