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In recent years, KVL has been involved in developing and implementing distance learning inits tropical forestry teaching programme. This paper reports on experiences with using GillySalmon’s five-stage scaffolding model with the particular aim of increasing studentparticipation in computer mediated conferencing in order to promote joint knowledgeconstruction and increase learning. The model is briefly introduced as are the two coursesused as a case. Emphasis is on describing considerations behind the move from theory topractice, the experiences gained at each stage of the model, student behaviour, and thechanged role of the teacher. It is concluded that teaching based on the model did result inhigh degrees of student participation and interaction with indications of higher than usualstudent grades.

Keywords: teaching ; e-learning ; student participation ; tropical forestry

Subject(s): Environmental Economics and Policy

Land Economics/Use

Issue Date: 2006-05

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/198612 Published in: Scandinavian Forest Economics: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics

2006, Number 41 Page range: 297-304

Total Pages: 9

Record appears in: Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics > Scandinavian Forest Economics: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics > 2006, Number 41, May 8-11, 2006, Uppsala, Sweden





Author: Olsen, Carsten Smith ; Monty, Anita

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/198612?ln=en







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