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C5 Blended mobility of higher education students

The principal objective of C5 is to serve as a learning activity to support the development of the resources for Making Construals (MC) that take the form of a curriculum ("the MCC"), an environment ("the MCE") and online materials ("the MCM"). As reference to the project timetable indicates, C5 runs in parallel with the first of a series of Virtual Workshop activities through which we shall engage online students interested in making construals. Attendees at C5 will subsequently be able to continue their MC studies through online engagement for which dedicated support will be available in conjunction with other scheduled teaching, learning and training activities, such as C8 at SciFest in April 2015 and C14 at Edumotiva in May 2015.

The primary focus for C5 is on the most fundamental aspects of the MCC - identified as MC1a and MC1b respectively on p30 of the project proposal:

  • the principles and concepts for making construals
  • the principles of construal comprehension

The form and content of C5 has been informed by experience and feedback from the initial Intensive Study Programme for teaching staff C1. The learning activities, which will be led by MC experts and monitored by MC consultants, represent an opportunity to give feedback on the current prototype resources for making construals with particular attention to topics MC1a and MC1b. Suggestions that can guide the future development of these resources and assist in their evaluation and deployment, especially at C8 and C14, are most welcome.

The sessions will relate to slides from the Progression of Ideas presentation introduced in C1 and refer to the online course being prototyped using Moodle at the url: http://ias2.dcs.warwick.ac.uk/construit/course/view.php?id=3

Session/Day Time Room Content Tutors Notes

S1 Thursday

11/12

17.00 - 18.30 CS1.01

Welcome and Intro to C5 (Mike, Meurig, Steve)

Orientation on Making Construals - basic orientation and concepts

Examples of construals (as in right hand column)

JF

EH

SM

These construals all use the EDEN interpreter which you can download from here (version 1.73 is recommended).

Resources: roomdemoShao2013 in the UsingEMPE folder, which also uses the EDEN interpreter.

S2 Thursday

11/12

19.45 - 21.00 CS0.01

Adventures in a lift sequel ("the construal")

Basics of JS-EDEN and a first exercise in making a construal

JF

SM

BG

Towards a JS-EDEN Handbook cf. the EDEN Handbook

S3 Friday

12/12

09.30 - 11.00 CS1.01

The Fundamental Diagram of Empirical Modelling

More on the basic concepts and principles of making construals

AW

SM

Web EDEN examples (NB Web EDEN doesn't always work first time, and also sometimes gives a spurious message about unavailability of demos)

Bubblesort in basic and experimental forms

Digital watch and statechart

The Sudoku Experience workshops in Web EDEN

S4 Friday

12/12

11.30 - 12.30 CS1.01

From observables, dependency and agency to functions, definitions and actions

Scripts as static, dynamic and versioning texts

AW

EH

BG

Introducing the prototype MCE - perspectives on scripts

  • symbol list = observable + function + agent lists
  • symbol lookup table
  • history
  • script generator
  • dependency map

bubblesortconstrual.js-e

S5 Friday

12/12

13.30 - 15.00 CS0.01

JS-EDEN in the 'construit' version - an introductory exercise

Customising JS-EDEN construit

EH

JF

Advice re using JS-EDEN

Instruments, environments, tools

S6 Friday

12/12

15.30 - 16.45 CS0.01

The JUGS presentation in JS-EDEN + Sarah Marshall's problem-solving study of the JUGS educational puzzle

Scripts as 'germs of a construal'

The JSPE - adding personal slides for documentation purposes

EH

JF

The JUGS presentation can be accessed from the Project List in the (as yet pre-release) construit.c5 variant of JS-EDEN

S7 Friday

12/12

17.00 - 18.15

CS0.01

The 'JUGS puzzle' puzzle

EH

JF

To try the 'JUGS puzzle' puzzle click the link to retrieve the script that you should paste into the Input Window of JS-EDEN construit, and follow the instructions in the 'Plain html View' panel.

S8 Friday

12/12

19.30 - 21.00 CS1.01

Review of some existing construals

BG

EH

           

S9 Saturday

13/12

09.30 - 11.00

CS1.01

The semantics of construals

Reflections on oxoGardner1999

Cabinet-digit on Web EDEN

vimodes on Web EDEN

 

KK

SM

cognitive layering

software development

learning: constructionism / constructivism and computing education

S10 Saturday

13/12

11.30 - 12.30 CS1.01

An exercise in construal comprehension - noughts-and-crosses in JS-EDEN

The MENACE project conception

KK

EH

JF

The construal comprehension exercise is the first stage in the MENACE guided walk.

The MENACE conception is briefly outlined on the html page that comes up when you load the MENACE guided walk.

S11 Saturday

13/12

13.30 - 15.00

CS1.01

The MENACE "guided walk" laboratory session

EH

JF

To follow the MENACE guided walk click the link to retrieve the script that you should paste into the Input Window of JS-EDEN construit, and follow the instructions in the 'Plain html View' panel. Note that parts of the walk are still under construction (cf. slide 24)

S12 Saturday

13/12

15.30 - 17.00

  End of session    
           

S13 Sunday

14/12

09.30 - 11.00 CS0.01

Making Construals laboratory day: MENACE + SciFest

Session 1: Brainstorming - reviewing resources

SM

BG

The SciFest activities wil be focused on developing construals on the theme of 'light' that may be deployed at SciFest in Joensuu, Finland in April 2015. Some tentative ideas can be found here.

S14 Sunday

14/12

11.30 - 12.30 CS0.01

Making Construals laboratory day: MENACE + SciFest

Session 2: DIY making construals

AW

BG

EH

JF

RB

 

S15 Sunday

14/12

13.30 - 15.00 CS0.01

Making Construals laboratory day: MENACE + SciFest

Session 3: DIY making construals

AW

BG

EH

JF

RB

 

S16 Sunday

14/12

15.30 - 17.00 CS0.01

Making Construals laboratory day: MENACE + SciFest

Session 4: Review and feedback session

AW

BG

EH

JF

 
  17.30 -      
           

S17 Monday

15/12

09.30 - 11.00 CS1.01 Carolina will lead a discussion of her research and previous SciFest activities

AW

EH

BG

Monday will be dedicated to activities designed to generate feedback and help with the future development of the MCC, MCE and MCM.

Some provisional ideas for exercises, experiments and mini-projects are listed here.

S18 Monday

15/12

11.30 - 12.30 C1.01 A group feedback session led by Steve and Meurig  

The Jugs variations / Clayton Tunnel Railway Animation / Erlkoenig posters

As exhibited at a Kaleidoscope Showcase event in 2005

S19 Monday

15/12

13.30 - 15.00 CS0.01

Interviewing of students by Piet Kommers (Helix5)

Prototyping a SciFest activity (group work)

EH

BG

Personal slide preparation in JSPE

S20 Monday

15/12

15.30 - 16.45 CS0.01 Prototyping a SciFest activity (group work) EH

JF

BG

 

S21 Monday

15/12

17.00 - 18.15 CS0.01

Prototyping a SciFest activity (group work)


EH

JF

 

S22 Monday

15/12

19.30 - 21.00 CS0.01 Review of SciFest activity as prototyped in previous sessions AW

EH

BG

 
           

S23 Tuesday

16/12

09.30 - 11.00 CS1.01

Review, feedback and preview - MCC, MCE, MCM

More about EM resources

Further agenda for SciFest preparation and future collaboration


 

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