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Preservice teachers' uses of SMILE to enact student-generated questioning practices
by Hui-Yin Hsu; Paul Kim
International Journal of Innovation in Education (IJIIE), Vol. 3, No. 2/3, 2016


Abstract: Stanford mobile inquiry-based learning environment (SMILE) is a technology developed to support student learning through student-generated questioning. Literature has shown that student-generated questions can positively affect students' learning motivations and reading comprehension depending on teachers' designs of learning activities. In order to explore ways that teachers may use SMILE to support student-generated questioning practices, we piloted the technology with 26 preservice teachers. They used SMILE to enact student-generated questioning practices that elicit and use higher-order thinking in the learning process. We evaluated questions generated by teachers and reported their implementation experience with K-12 students. Our paper discusses the sense of achievement felt by both teachers and students regarding the student-generated questioning practices. It also addresses perceived satisfaction and the challenges of using SMILE to enhance student-generated questioning practices in the classroom.

Online publication date: Tue, 10-Jan-2017


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