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Fractions Lab Goes East: Learning and Interaction with an Exploratory Learning Environment in China

Mavrikis, Manolis; Holmes, Wayne; Zhang, Jingjing and Ma, Ning (2018). Fractions Lab Goes East: Learning and Interaction with an Exploratory Learning Environment in China. In: Artificial Intelligence in Education: 19th International Conference, AIED 2018, London, UK, June 27–30, 2018, Proceedings, Part II (Penstein Rosé, Carolyn; Martínez-Maldonado, Roberto; Hoppe, H. Ulrich; Luckin, Rose; Mavrikis, Manolis; Porayska-Pomsta, Kaska; McLaren, Bruce and du Boulay, Benedict eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 209–214.

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In a bid to better understand cultural differences and feed into the design of an exploratory learning environment for learning fractions in China, we conducted a study in three schools in Beijing. A mixed methods protocol was followed involving 186 children. In this paper, we report several results, including a paired t-test suggesting a significant difference between pre- and post-tests and effect sizes warranting further research. Beyond learning gains, we also report preliminary results from analysis of student interaction data that points to similarities as well as differences between UK and China. This is important because it helps us determine next steps in terms of the design, implementation and integration of the technology in the two contexts, and raises future hypothesis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2018 Springer International Publishing
ISSN: 0302-9743
Keywords: Exploratory learning environments; Cultural differences; Gaming
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 58248
Depositing User: Wayne Holmes
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 15:42
Last Modified: 03 May 2019 10:27
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