Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Building zones of proximal development with computer games in a U-C Links after-school program
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, School Based Research, Preschool Education Research. (Preschool Education Research)
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Research in Extended Education, ISSN 2196-3673, Vol. 2, no 2, 13-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is widespread agreement that further research is needed in order to identify afterschool program characteristics useful for understanding why some programs are more successful than others. The bulk of recommendations put forth by researchers, practitioners and policy makers focus on observable characteristics of the afterschool setting as a whole. While these characteristics can be recorded on checklists for later aggregation into a quantifiable evaluation of the system, it is important to remember that they are the products of interactional processes. In the present analysis I focus on the dynamic human interactions that comprise these system-level evaluations. Drawing on video documentation of adult-child computer mediated activities in a UC-Links afterschool program, I illustrate how UC-Links design principles – which focus on the creation of cultures of collaborative learning – promote the learning and development of participating youth. In particular, I show how implementation of these principles support one of the key tasks in achieving quality teachinglearning after school: the successful negotiation of a common ground of engagement between interlocutors in an instructional interaction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 2, no 2, 13-26 p.
Keyword [en]
Afterschool Education, Collaborative Learning, Informal Learning, Zone of Proximal Development
National Category
Learning
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27994OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-27994DiVA: diva2:855228
Available from: 2015-09-20 Created: 2015-09-20 Last updated: 2015-09-22Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(464 kB)