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Title: From Mastery to Utilisation: Appropriation of Tools for Collaboration in Learning Situations
Authors: Overdijk, Maarten
Bernard, Francois-Xavier
Van Diggelen, Wouter
Baker, Michael
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc.
Citation: Overdijk, M., Bernard, F., Van Diggelen, W., & Baker, M. (2008). From Mastery to Utilisation: Appropriation of Tools for Collaboration in Learning Situations. In Kanselaar, G., Jonker, V., Kirschner, P. A., & Prins, F. J. (Eds.), International Perspectives in the Learning Sciences: Cre8ing a learning world. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for the Learning Sciences – ICLS 2008, Volumes 2 (pp. 156-163). Utrecht, The Netherlands: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: Vocational students were invited to construct a project plan with the support of a graphical shared workspace. We describe the emergence of the use and effect of this technical artefact by building on Rabardel's (1995) concept of instrumental genesis. From this perspective, a tool or instrument is seen as a mixed functional unit composed of an artefact and a utilisation scheme. We view tool appropriation as a constructive utilisation of the artefact. In case of collaborative tool use this utilisation has to be coordinated. We examine tool appropriation in a collaborative setting as development over three stages. In order to construct their project plan the students had to arrive at a shared representational format. We hypothesized that they would make certain choices during a stage of personal utilisation, and would then coordinate these choices to arrive at a shared convention of use. Our analysis illustrates a transition from mastery to collective utilisation of the tool.
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