When the NINF came home: Guiding parents and children in the co-construction of narratives linking home and school learning

Underwood, Joshua, Smith, Hilary, Luckin, Rosemary, du Boulay, Benedict, Holmberg, Joe, Kerawalla, Lucinda and Tunley, Hilary (2006) When the NINF came home: Guiding parents and children in the co-construction of narratives linking home and school learning. In: 4th International Narrative and Interactive Leraning Environments Conference, Nile 2006, Edinburgh.

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Abstract

Dialogues between children and parents about school are often uninformative providing little
understanding of what a child is learning, how she is progressing and how a parent might better support
this. We aim to help children, parents and teachers co-construct richer multi-perspective narratives
linking home and school learning and hence improve overall understanding of the child’s learning. Our
approach employs concepts from previous work on a non-linear interactive narrative framework. Here
we describe a novel interactive learning environment, which travels between school and home on tablet
PCs, and has helped improve parental understanding of children’s school-based learning. We discuss
the limitations of this work, indicate some future directions and ask how else theories of interactive
narrative might be used to enrich the stories parents build about their children’s learning.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Hilary Smith
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:37
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27053
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