Revista mexicana de investigación educativa
versión impresa ISSN 1405-6666
GOMEZ, Adrianna. Un análisis desde la cognición distribuida en preescolar: el uso de dibujos y maquetas en la construcción de explicaciones sobre órganos de los sentidos y el sistema nervioso. RMIE [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.41, pp. 403-430. ISSN 1405-6666.
This article studies the way cooperation between students and teachers as well as a series of outside representations prepared during a didactic sequence support the construction of explanations of the sense organs and the nervous system. The data consist of transcribed conversations, copies of drawings, photographs of the model, and class journals. The findings indicate that the representations supported the incorporation of theoretical entities and generated a narrative history. The teachers' role consisted of promoting the representations' social negotiation and supporting the students' skill in executing the representations. The integrated use of different representative modes as well as cooperation permitted task completion, generating a system of distributed cognition.
Palabras llave : elementary education; biology instruction; teaching methods; teachers' roles; models; Mexico.