Using Augmentations as Bridges from Concrete to Abstract Representations

  • Zuffery G
  • Jermann P
  • Do-Lenh S
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Abstract

We describe a pedagogical approach supporting the acqui- sition of abstraction skills by apprentices in logistics. Ap- prentices start with a concrete representation in the form of a small-scale model which aims at engaging them in learn- ing activities. Multiple External Representations are used to progressively introduce more abstract representations dis- played on paper-based forms called TinkerSheets. We present the implementation of this approach on the TinkerTable, a tabletop learning environment which is used in two profes- sional schools by four different teachers. We report observa- tions of the use of the environment at different stages of the curriculum with first- and second-year apprentices.

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  • Augmented Reality
  • Multiple External Representations
  • Paper-based Interaction
  • Tangible User Interfaces
  • Vocational Training

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  • PUI: 364715891
  • ISBN: 9781906124878
  • SGR: 84860455050
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84860455050

Authors

  • Guillaume Zuffery

  • Patrick Jermann

  • Son Do-Lenh

  • Pierre Dillenbourg

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