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DiSessa, Andrea A.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 103 publications in 5 languages and 4,098 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QA462, 516.0078
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Most widely held works by Andrea A DiSessa
Turtle geometry : the computer as a medium for exploring mathematics by Harold Abelson( Book )

37 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turtle Geometry presents an innovative program of mathematical discovery that demonstrates how the effective use of personal computers can profoundly change the nature of a student's contact with mathematics. Using this book and a few simple computer programs, students can explore the properties of space by following an imaginary turtle across the screen. The concept of turtle geometry grew out of the Logo Group at MIT. Directed by Seymour Papert, author of Mindstorms, this group has done extensive work with preschool children, high school students and university undergraduates
Changing minds : computers, learning, and literacy by Andrea A DiSessa( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While written at a level that anyone with a good acquaintance with high school science can understand, the book reflects the depth and breadth of the issues surrounding technology in education. Rejecting the simplistic notion that the computer is merely a tool for more efficient instruction, diSessa shows how computers can be the basis for a new literacy that will change how people think and learn. He discusses the learning theory that explains why computers can be such powerful catalysts for change in education, in particular, how intuitive knowledge is the platform on which students build scientific understanding. He also discusses the material and social reasons for the computer's potential and argues for "two-way literacies," where everyone is a creator as well as consumer of dynamic and interactive expressive forms. DiSessa gives many examples from his work using the Boxer computer environment, an integrated software system designed to investigate computational literacies."--Jacket
Computers and exploratory learning by Andrea A DiSessa( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computers are playing a fundamental role in enhancing exploratory learning techniques in education. This volume in the NATO Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology covers the state of the art in the design and use of computer systems for exploratory learning. Contributed chapters treat principles, theory, practice, and examples of some of the best contemporary computer-based learning environments: Logo, Boxer, Microworlds, Cabri-Géomètre, Star Logo, Table Top, Geomland, spreadsheets, Function Machines, and others. Emphasis is on mathematics and science education. Synthetic chapters provide an overview of the current scene in computers and exploratory learning, and analyses from the perspectives of epistemology, learning, and socio-cultural studies
Knowledge and interaction : a synthetic agenda for the learning sciences by Andrea A DiSessa( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing Minds Computers, Learning, and Literacy by Andrea A DiSessa( )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La geometria della tartaruga : esplorare la matematica con il computer by Harold Abelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Principled design for an integrated computational environment by Andrea A DiSessa( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boxer is a computer language designed to be the base of an integrated computational environment providing a broad array of functionality -- from text editing to programming -- for naive and novice users. It stands in the line of Lisp inspired languages (Lisp, Logo, Scheme), but differs from these in achieving much of its understandability from pervasive use of a spatial metaphor reinforced through suitable graphics. This paper describes a set of learnability and understandability issues first and then uses them to motivate design decisions made concerning Boxer and the environment in which it is embedded
On "learnable" representations of knowledge : a meaning for the computational metaphor by Andrea A DiSessa( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometría de tortuga : el ordenador como medio de exploración de las matematicas by Harold Abelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Velocity space and the geometry of planetary orbits by Harold Abelson( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turtle escapes the plane : some advanced turtle geometry by Andrea A DiSessa( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The logo Turtles, originally developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Laboratory for teaching concepts in elementary geometry to primary-age children, can also be used in teaching higher-level mathematics. In the exercises described here, the turtle was programed to traverse curved surfaces. Both geometric and topological ideas and concepts are developed. (Sd)
Student Science Training Program in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science : final report to the National Science Foundation by Harold Abelson( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Momentum flow as an alternative perspective in elementary mechanics by Andrea A DiSessa( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geometria żółwia : komputer jako środek do poszukiwań matematycznych by Harold Abelson( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phenomenology and the evolution of intuition by Andrea A DiSessa( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward an epistemology of physics : a special issue of Cognition and instruction by Andrea A DiSessa( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a scientific practice of science education by Marjorie Gardner( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume supports the belief that a revised and advanced science education can emerge from the convergence and synthesis of several current scientific and technological activities including examples of research from cognitive science, social science, and other discipline-based educational studies. The anticipated result: the formation of science education as an integrated discipline
Knowing and learning in interaction : integrating social and cognitive( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Changing minds : computers, learning, and literacy
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Andrea diSessa American psychologist

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