Unobtrusively enhancing reflection-in-action of teachers through spatially distributed ambient information

Pengcheng An, Saskia Bakker, Sara Ordanovski, Ruurd Taconis, Chris L.E. Paffen, Berry Eggen

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Abstract

Reflecting on their performance during classroom-teaching is an important competence for teachers. Such reflection-inaction (RiA) enables them to optimize teaching on the spot. But RiA is also challenging, demanding extra thinking in teachers’ already intensive routines. Little is known on how HCI systems can facilitate teachers’ RiA during classroom-teaching. To fill in this gap, we evaluate ClassBeacons, a system that uses spatially distributed lamps to depict teachers’ ongoing performance on how they have divided their time and attention over students in the classroom. Empirical qualitative data from eleven teachers in 22 class periods show that this ambient information facilitated teachers’ RiA without burdening teaching in progress. Based on our theoretical grounding and field evaluation, we contribute empirical knowledge about how an HCI system enhanced teachers’ process of RiA as well as a set of design principles for unobtrusively supporting RiA.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-5970-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2019
Event37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019) - Glasgow, UK, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 May 20199 May 2019
Conference number: 37
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Conference

Conference37th ACM International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019)
Abbreviated titleCHI2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period4/05/199/05/19
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Keywords

  • Ambient information system
  • Distributed cognition
  • Periphery of attention
  • Reflection-in-action
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Teacher

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