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Changing minds : computers, learning, and literacy

Author: Andrea A DiSessa
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000.
Series: Bradford book.
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Andrea diSessa's career as a scholar, technologist, and teacher has been driven by one important question: can education -- in particular, science education -- be transformed by the computer so that children can learn more, learn more easily at an earlier age, and learn with pleasure and commitment? This book is diSessa's informed and passionate affirmative answer to that question. While written at a level that  Read more...
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DiSessa, Andrea A.
Changing minds.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99040215
(OCoLC)42290166
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea A DiSessa
ISBN: 0585371849 9780585371849 9780262041805 0262041804 9780262271769 0262271761
OCLC Number: 48139841
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 271 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Computational media and new literacies --
the very idea --
2. How it might be --
3. Snapshots : a day in the life --
4. Foundations of knowledge and learning --
5. Intuition and activity elaborated --
6. Explaining things, explainable things --
7. Designing computer systems for people --
8. More snapshots : kids are smart --
9. Stepping back, looking forward.
Series Title: Bradford book.
Responsibility: Andrea A. diSessa.

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How computer technology can transform science education for children.  Read more...

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