Unpacking Tasks: The Fusion of New Technology with Instructional Work

@article{Greiffenhagen2007UnpackingTT,
  title={Unpacking Tasks: The Fusion of New Technology with Instructional Work},
  author={Christian Greiffenhagen},
  journal={Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={35-62}
}
This paper discusses how a new technology (designed to help pupils with learning about Shakespeare’s Macbeth) is introduced and integrated into existing classroom practices. It reports on the ways through which teachers and pupils figure out how to use the software as part of their classroom work. Since teaching and learning in classrooms are achieved in and through educational tasks (what teachers instruct pupils to do) the analysis explicates some notable features of a particular task… CONTINUE READING

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