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Inquiring Rock Hunters

Aristeidou, Maria; Scanlon, Eileen and Sharples, Mike (2014). Inquiring Rock Hunters. In: Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer International Publishing, pp. 546–547.

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The Inquiring Rock Hunters project is an example of Citizen Inquiry. Adult citizens designed and ran their own investigations in geology, through the online platform called nQuire, while collaborating with scientists. Analysis of the investigations shows patterns of collaboration and mentoring between novice, intermediate and expert geologists, however further work is needed to create a self-sustaining community of inquiry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 Springer International Publishing
ISBN: 3-319-11200-7, 978-3-319-11200-8
ISSN: 0302-9743
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetThe Open University (OU)
Keywords: citizen inquiry; online science learning; engagement with science; scientific investigations; community of inquiry
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 41363
Depositing User: Users 11090 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2014 10:30
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 18:17
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