As a nervous new academic at Lancaster University in 1986, I joined John Self, Steve Payne, Jim Ridgway and others in the Centre for Research on Computers and Learning. At one of the very first meetings we discussed Naomi’s paper on “Constructive Interaction”, which had recently appeared in Cognitive Science. It’s a paper every grad student should read, for the ways it builds a complex argument in simple language; elegant exposition. Naomi’s approach stimulated a number of our projects on the study of teachers’ thinking in one-on-one tutorial sessions – aimed at improving intelligent tutoring systems. She had a rare kind of talent for producing infectious ideas – we will all miss her.
From Peter Goodyear
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