From: Pablo Chavajay
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Date: 28 Oct 1996
Remote Name: rogoff2.ucsc.edu
You wrote a very interesting field note; I like your reflections. I have a few questions and suggestions to make. Your wrote "I asked her if she knew how to play, ....." Could you describe what she answered?
You also wrote "I suggested that she click on the pictures in the middle and when she did, there appeared puzzles that she started to put together." Did you continue interacting with Marissa after your suggestion? What happened after she finish putting the puzzles together?
I think the following belongs to the reflections section "I believe that through this interaction, Marissa learned how to get into the game and now she will be able to tell others that don't know. I think that if some other kid would have seen her having trouble, they might have helped if they knew how. I think that the kids see us undergraduates as people they can look to for help, not as if they would admit that they needed help or not. Through this interaction, i learned what she learned, being as how i had never seen the cd-rom game." What make you think that through your interaction with Marissa (e.g., suggesting to click on the pictures) that she has learned how to get into the game and that she is also ready to tell others how to play? Do you have any more evidence?
It would be helpful to explain why your interaction with Marissa is a top-down approach to learning?
I would like to read your inquiries.