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Phenomenography: A way to study learning from the students' perspective.: Keynote presentation at Researching Phenomena: Three methodologies, three perspectives
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Computer Systems. (UpCERG)
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Phenomenography (Marton & Booth, 1997) is an empirical, qualitative research approach that aims to reveal, analyze and describe how students' experience their own learning and the conditions for learning. The approach has proved successful for research on university students' understanding of core concepts within their subject area as well as of how they go about to study.

In this talk, I will discuss how computer science students who take an international distributed project course learn about the subject area (Berglund, 2005). The students, who followed the course worked in teams of six, where three of the members were in Sweden, and the remaining three were in USA. The team members jointly produced a software system which controlled a computerized wooden toy.

What students were striving to learn, and how they experienced grading in this course will be presented as case studies on phenomenographic research. Finally, I will discuss how the results can be further analyzed by using tools from activity theory (Engeström, 1987).

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Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zeeland , 2007.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-11514OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-11514DiVA: diva2:39283
Available from: 2008-11-26 Created: 2008-11-26

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