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Scaffolding reflective inquiry - enabling why-questioning while e-learning

Mason, Jon (2012). Scaffolding reflective inquiry - enabling why-questioning while e-learning. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning,7(3):175-198.

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Title Scaffolding reflective inquiry - enabling why-questioning while e-learning
Author Mason, Jon
Journal Name Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning
Publication Date 2012
Volume Number 7
Issue Number 3
ISSN 1793-2068   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 175
End Page 198
Total Pages 23
Place of Publication Singapore
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Field of Research EDUCATION
Abstract This paper presents some theoretical and interdisciplinary perspectives that might inform the design and development of information and communications technology (ICT) tools to support reflective inquiry during e-learning. The role of why-questioning provides the focus of discussion and is guided by literature that spans critical thinking, inquiry-based and problem-based learning, storytelling, sense-making, and reflective practice, as well as knowledge management, information science, computational linguistics and automated question generation. It is argued that there exists broad scope for the development of ICT scaffolding targeted at supporting reflective inquiry duringe-learning. Evidence suggests that wiki-based learning tasks, digital storytelling, and e-portfolio tools demonstrate the value of accommodating reflective practice and explanatory content in supporting learning; however, it is also argued that the scope for ICT tools that directly support why-questioning as a key aspect of reflective inquiry is a frontier ready for development.
Keywords ICT
Critical thinking
Question generation
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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