Jan Derry

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The film, 2001, provides a useful tool for thinking about the relationship between intelligence and technology. The opening scenes depict a prehistoric time when a troop of ape-like creatures inhabit an environment that is similar to contemporary images of the African savanna. The ape-like creatures forage side by side with pig-like animals in peaceful(More)
The understanding of representation has a clear significance for the design and development of learning technologies. The issues raised by this design and development has led to a demand for appropriate language and form of conceptualisation. However we are insufficiently familiar with the way in which different types of mediated tool use occur, to develop(More)
To characterise statistical inference in the workplace this paper compares a prototypical type of statistical inference at work, statistical process control (SPC), with a type of statistical inference that is better known in educational settings, hypothesis testing. Although there are some similarities between the reasoning structure involved in hypothesis(More)
We conducted two design experiments aimed at engaging sixth graders (11 years old) in statistical reasoning about center and variation. We examine in particular students' informal notion of a " modal clump. " Using Peirce's concept of diagrammatic reasoning, we analyze the interplay of 1) making plots with TinkerPlots – a computer data analysis tool, 2)(More)
  • Jan Derry, Ó Springer, Science+business Media
  • 2007
rationality has increasingly been a target of attack in contemporary educational research and practice and in its place practical reason and situated thinking have become a focus of interest. The argument here is that something is lost in this. In illustrating how we might think about the issue, this paper makes a response to the charge that as a result of(More)
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