An experiment with conversation theory as a candidate for a meta learning theory.

Barn, Balbir and Dexter, Hilary (2007) An experiment with conversation theory as a candidate for a meta learning theory. In: CATE '07 Proceedings of the 10th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education. Uskov, Vladimir, ed. ACTA Press, pp. 115-120. ISBN 9780889867000

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This paper argues that educational theories are complex and it is their structural complexity that prevents understanding and easy application to learning design. In order to support e-learning, software tools to aid the understanding and application process are more likely to be successful if there is a formal model for describing educational theories -- a computer readable conceptual model which can act as a reference model and provide visual representations of their inherent complex nature. This paper suggests that before it is possible to describe a meta model for learning theories it is necessary to have a more detailed understanding of the nature and form of a meta learning theory. The paper reports on an experiment on using Gordon Pask's Cybernetics based Conversation Theory as a candidate meta learning theory. The paper contributes a UML representation of Conversation Theory and presents experimental comparison data with other theories using the model as the basis for comparison

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Conference held in Beijing, China on October 08 - 10, 2007.

Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology
Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > SensoLab group
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