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Abstract Title: A conceptual blending analysis of student immersive engagement with an interactive whiteboard
Abstract: Digital tools allow students a playful hands-on inquiry approach to topics that were previously out of experimental reach. For example, we can use an interactive whiteboard in combination with Algodoo software to allow students to throw planets into orbits around the Sun. While students quickly accept the idea of them being able to throw planets into orbit, building an expert-like understanding of the physics of celestial motion requires a coordination of several different viewpoints. Conceptual blending is an analytical framework for interpreting cognitive processes at the intersection of different mental input spaces. The mental spaces we have identified to be relevant in the students' planet-throwing activities include physics formalisms and everyday embodied experiences of interacting with the real world and digital environments.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Bor Gregorcic
Uppsala University
Box 516
Uppsala, Non U.S. 75120
and Co-Presenter(s)
Jesper Haglund, Uppsala University