Using Augmentations as Bridges from Concrete to Abstract Representations

Guillaume Zufferey, Patrick Jermann, Son Do-Lenh, Pierre Dillenbourg
2009 unpublished
We describe a pedagogical approach supporting the acquisition of abstraction skills by apprentices in logistics. Apprentices start with a concrete representation in the form of a small-scale model which aims at engaging them in learning activities. Multiple External Representations are used to progressively introduce more abstract representations displayed on paper-based forms called TinkerSheets. We present the implementation of this approach on the TinkerTable, a tabletop learning environment
more » ... earning environment which is used in two professional schools by four different teachers. We report observations of the use of the environment at different stages of the curriculum with first-and second-year apprentices.
doi:10.14236/ewic/hci2009.15 fatcat:xsfycrlg45dhxgbjzu7rwnpnra