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Activity Systems Analysis Methods: Understanding Complex Learning Environments
Activity Systems Analysis and Its Value.- Understanding Cultural Historical Activity Theory.- Activity Systems Analysis Critics. Expand
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Using Activity Theory to Understand the Systemic Tensions Characterizing a Technology-Rich Introductory Astronomy Course
In this report of our research on a computer-based three-dimensional (3-D) modeling course for learning astronomy, we use the central tenets of activity theory to analyze participation byExpand
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Using activity systems analysis to identify inner contradictions in teacher professional development
Abstract This study took place in the United States and explored teacher perspectives on the situational factors that influence their professional development using Engestrom's (Engestrom, Y. (1987).Expand
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Using Activity Theory as an Analytic Lens for Examining Technology Professional Development in Schools
In this study, I examined a professional development program for integrating technology into school. The primary purpose of this study was to answer the following question: How did the participationExpand
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Confronting Analytical Dilemmas for Understanding Complex Human Interactions in Design-Based Research From a Cultural—Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) Framework
Understanding human activity in real-world situations often involves complicated data collection, analysis, and presentation methods. This article discusses how Cultural-Historical Activity TheoryExpand
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Supportive Classroom Environments For Creativity in Higher Education
ABSTRACT This qualitative study was an investigation of a supportive classroom environment for developing student creativity. Observations and interview data collected focused on assessment,Expand
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Blending Online Asynchronous and Synchronous Learning.
In this article I will share a qualitative self-study about a 15-week blended 100% online graduate level course facilitated through synchronous meetings on Collaborate and asynchronous discussions on Blackboard. Expand
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Understanding Cultural Historical Activity Theory
This chapter will focus on the contributions of Lev Semenovich Vygotsky and post-Vygotskian scholars who played a critical role in the development of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) andExpand
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Virtual Solar System Project: Learning Through a Technology-Rich, Inquiry-Based, Participatory Learning Environment
In this manuscript we describe an introductory astronomy course for undergraduate students in which we moved from the large-lecture format to one in which students were immersed in a technologically-rich, inquiry-based, participatory learning environment, and in the process, build rich understandings of various astronomical phenomena. Expand
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