Computer support for constructonism in context
UNSPECIFIED (2004) Computer support for constructonism in context. In: 4th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Joensuu, FINLAND, AUG 30-SEP 01, 2004. Published in: IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES, PROCEEDINGS pp. 216-220.Full text not available from this repository.
The benefits of constructionism as a learning paradigm are widely recognised. Though the constructionist philosophy can be seen as applying to activities that are not necessarily computer-based (such as bricolage and concept mapping), its modem application in educational technology has been closely linked with computer use. In particular, Papert's work on LOGO programming in schools has both informed the original concept of constructionism and been a major influence over subsequent computer-based constructionist developments. This paper questions whether - despite these precedents - traditional computer programming is well-suited for the constructionist educational agenda. It argues that other approaches to computer model-building, such as those based on spreadsheet principles, are in fact much better aligned to the objectives of constructionism. Building on this basis, it proposes that more effective computer support for the constructionist perspective is offered by Empirical Modelling (EM) within a conceptual experiential framework for learning (the EFL).
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
|Journal or Publication Title:||IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES, PROCEEDINGS|
|Publisher:||IEEE COMPUTER SOC|
|Editor:||Kinshuk, X and Looi, CK and Sutinen, E and Sampson, D and Aedo, I and Uden, L and Kahkonen, E|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 216-220|
|Title of Event:||4th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies|
|Location of Event:||Joensuu, FINLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||AUG 30-SEP 01, 2004|
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