Students’ Use of Knowledge Resources in Environmental Interaction on an Outdoor Learning Trail

Esther Tan, Hyo-Jeong So

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    Abstract

    This study examined how students leveraged different types of knowledge resources on an outdoor learning trail. We positioned the learning trail as an integral part of the curriculum with a pre- and post-trail phase to scaffold and to support students’ meaning-making process. The study was conducted with two classes of secondary two students. We coded two groups’ discourse to examine the use of knowledge resource types in the meaning-making process in an outdoor learning setting: contextual resource, new conceptual resource, prior knowledge resource, as well as the relationship among these knowledge resource types. Next, we also examined environmental interaction and integration in the students’ use of these knowledge resource types. Analysis showed that contextual resources are chiefly instrumental in fostering students’ capacity to harness new conceptual resource and to activate prior knowledge resource in interacting with and integrating the outdoor learning environment in the meaning-making process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransforming Learning, Empowering Learners: The International Conference of the Learning Sciences
    Subtitle of host publicationConference Proceedings Volume 2
    EditorsChee-Kit Looi, Joseph Polman, Ulrike Cress, Peter Reimann
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences
    Pages745-752
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9903550-8-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016
    Event12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2016) - Singapore, Singapore
    Duration: 20 Jun 201624 Jun 2016
    https://www.isls.org/icls/2016/

    Conference

    Conference12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS 2016)
    Abbreviated titleICLS 2016
    Country/TerritorySingapore
    CitySingapore
    Period20/06/1624/06/16
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Mobile Learning
    • Environmental Interaction
    • Knowledge Resource Types
    • Outdoor Learning

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