Locating learning: making connections between virtual and physical spaces with mobile touch-screen devices

Redpath, Therese and Lynch, Julianne 2014, Locating learning: making connections between virtual and physical spaces with mobile touch-screen devices, in AARE 2014: Joint Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the New Zealand Association for Research in Education: Speaking back through research, AARE, Deakin, A.C.T..

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Title Locating learning: making connections between virtual and physical spaces with mobile touch-screen devices
Author(s) Redpath, ThereseORCID iD for Redpath, Therese orcid.org/0000-0002-5663-4817
Lynch, JulianneORCID iD for Lynch, Julianne orcid.org/0000-0003-3180-8224
Conference name The Australian Association for Research in Education and the New Zealand Association for Research in Education. Joint Conference (2014: Brisbane, Qld.)
Conference location Brisbane, Qld.
Conference dates 30 Nov. - 4 Dec. 2014
Title of proceedings AARE 2014: Joint Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the New Zealand Association for Research in Education: Speaking back through research
Publication date 2014
Publisher AARE
Place of publication Deakin, A.C.T.
Keyword(s) place-based learning
iPads
mobile touch-screen devices
MTSD
de Certeau
game-based learning
educational technology
Summary This paper is concerned with the potential of mobile touch-screen devices and emerging socio-technological practices to support pedagogies of place that provide a means for young people to reflect critically on the social construction of place and to take actions that speak of and to their own locatedness. Drawing on de Certeau's (1984) concept of space as a practiced place and Massey's (2005) perspective of spatiality and interrelatedness, we examine two school-based examples of learning activities that bring together the virtual and physical as in experiences and representations of place. The first example is an Australian local history unit, where lower secondary school students participated in a series of field trips, planned and conducted under the guidance of an indigenous elder. They used Smartphones and iPads to capture and create personalised audio-visual records of their knowledge of place that were then used to create geo-location games. In the second example, upper primary school students worked with local authorities and environmental educators to select sites for two environmental monitoring posts, which were then installed and provided a locus for the students' school-based environmental science learning as well as a vehicle for community engagement. Drawing on interview, video and photographic data, this paper examines the way mobile technologies were deployed for student knowledge production, engagement with place, reconstruction of place and engagement with community.
Notes Reviewed abstract for a 'featured symposium' on mobile touch-screen devices
Language eng
Field of Research 130105 Primary Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2014, AARE
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30076225

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Education
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