Identify and understand the difficulties of the students in class by analysing their activity in the case of prescribed tasks with the spreadsheet

JEAN-FRANÇOIS HÉROLD, CHRISTINE MONTUORI

Abstract


The objective of this study is to provide teachers with indicators to help them take into account the difficulties’ students face when performing tasks prescribed with a computer tool like the spreadsheet. Trying to identify these difficulties should allow teachers to better understand why students learn or not. We analysed the activity of 12 students from a professional course. The results of two representative students are presented in detail in this article as case studies. Finally, we propose to use these results for educational implications, results obtained from behaviours that could be identified in class by the teacher.


Keywords


Analyse of the activity, strategy, behaviour, spreadsheet, learning

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