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P.A.C.T. – Coaching the Parent in Home Tutoring Best Practice

Lahart, Orla, Kelly, Declan and Tangney, Brendan (2007) P.A.C.T. – Coaching the Parent in Home Tutoring Best Practice. In: Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA, pp. 7205-7212. ISBN 9781880094631

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Research informs us that there is a high correlation between parental involvement in learning activities in the home and the child's academic success. However, despite this there has been little focus on providing personalised support for parents in their role as home tutors. In this paper, we present P.A.C.T, a personalised coaching system for parents. More specifically, P.A.C.T. coaches parents in developing the necessary skills for home tutoring. The coaching process within P.A.C.T. comprises three stages. Within theses stages parents are supported at two levels. Parents are provided with "just-in-time" domain dependent support through the provision of domain dependent activities. P.A.C.T. also coaches the parent in domain independent tutoring skills. This paper illustrates how P.A.C.T.'s architecture and implementation support the parent during the tutoring process and provides a mechanism by which parents can develop their tutoring skills.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2014 15:21
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2014 09:51

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