Mediating Science Learning through Information and by Richard Holliman, Eileen Scanlon

By Richard Holliman, Eileen Scanlon

Advancements in details expertise are bringing approximately alterations in technological know-how schooling. This Reader makes a speciality of the theoretical and sensible attention of utilizing info and communications applied sciences in instructing and studying. It examines present methods to instructing and studying in technological know-how at quite a few degrees of schooling, and ways that technological know-how in made extra available. this can comprise the long run power of such present advancements as entry to useful paintings introduced at the web.The Reader is split into 3 sections: What are the present concerns in utilizing ICT to coach and research in technology? Designing and comparing ICT to coach and study technology Extending entry to technology studying it is a better half ebook to Reconsidering technology schooling, additionally released through RoutledgeFalmer.Mediating technological know-how studying via ICT is a priceless source for academics on Masters classes in technological know-how schooling and lecturers in technological know-how schooling.

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Difficult when the view is not being shared. This virtual environment enables tutors and students to point unambiguously to the same section for discussion and interpretation. Do virtual environments cover the Conversational Framework in the same way as simulations? Interestingly, they are closer to interactive media than to adaptive media. Like interactive media, they provide new information according to the user’s selection; they are environments for exploration and discovery. They do not provide intrinsic feedback on actions, as simulations do, because they do not model the behaviour of a system.

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In the context of learning technology, without a teacher present, the educational media themselves must provide what is missing. 1, therefore, is a representation of a principled teaching strategy. There are several different types of learning experience that can be embraced within this framework. Here we focus on some of the most significant. Rethinking the teaching of science Attending, apprehending In the student’s conceptual response to the teacher’s input at 1 and 10 Investigating, exploring In the adaptation–action–feedback–reflection loop at 5, 6, 7, 11 Experimenting, practising In the goal–action–feedback–reflection–adaptation– modification cycle at 4, 6, 7, 11, 5, 8 Discussing, debating In the discursive process between teacher and students at 1, 2, 10, 12 Articulating, expressing In the student’s discursive activities, fed back to the teacher at 2 and 12 31 The question addressed here is: to what extent can educational media support these activities in the Conversational Framework and thereby assist the learning process?

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