Friday, 6 April, 2012 - 09:00 to 09:30
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Epistemological and didactical foundation for Technology Enhanced Learning

The challenge of designing and implementing computer-based learning environments is to incorporate into them teaching features: the capacity to recognize and capture relevant events from observing the learner activity, the ability to understand the learning needs and then to provide the adequate feedback in the most adapted form. This challenge is even more demanding when the knowledge at stake cannot be fully accessible with explicit representations but has to be materialised by means of simulations and shared within an apprenticeship approach. What means "relevant event", "learning needs" and "adequate feedback" are epistemological questions which cannot be answered only in technical terms. This talk will present concepts from the theory of didactical situations and a modelling approach knowledge centered which can ground the search for responses. Concrete examples from mathematics and surgery will be used to provide an intuition of the generic value of the proposed framework.