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Facilitating Student Reflection through Digital Technologies in the iTEC Project: Pedagogically-Led Change in the Classroom

  • Sarah McNicol
  • Cathy Lewin
  • Anna Keune
  • Tarmo Toikkanen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8524)

Abstract

During the Europe-wide iTEC project, student reflection has been supported through the development of two dedicated digital tools: TeamUp and ReFlex. Using these tools, students are able to monitor their progress, thus gaining a greater awareness of their learning achievements and an appreciation of the new skills they have developed. Although TeamUp and ReFlex have been well-received by teachers and students, the use of audio-visual tools to support reflection was novel for most and the project evaluation highlighted the need for detailed guidance if these technologies are to be exploited to their full advantage.

Keywords

Reflection audio-visual tools scaffolding digital tools 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarah McNicol
    • 1
  • Cathy Lewin
    • 1
  • Anna Keune
    • 2
  • Tarmo Toikkanen
    • 2
  1. 1.Education and Social Research InstituteManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK
  2. 2.Learning Environments Research GroupAalto UniversityAaltoFinland

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