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Constructionism in practice : designing, thinking, and learning in a digital world

Author: Yasmin B Kafai; Mitchel Resnick
Publisher: Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996.
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The digital revolution necessitates, but also makes possible, radical changes in how and what we learn. This book describes a set of educational research projects at the MIT Media Laboratory, illustrating how new computational technologies can transform our conceptions of learning, education, and knowledge. The book draws on real-world education experiments conducted in formal and informal contexts: from inner-city  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Computer-assisted instruction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Constructionism in practice.
Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1996
(OCoLC)604296635
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yasmin B Kafai; Mitchel Resnick
ISBN: 0805819843 9780805819847 0805819851 9780805819854
OCLC Number: 33277171
Description: xii, 339 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: A word for learning / Seymour Papert --
Perspective-taking and object construction : two keys to learning / Edith Ackermann --
Elementary school children's images of science / Aaron A. Brandes --
Learning design by making games : children's development of design strategies in the creation of a complex computational artifact / Yasmin B. Kafai --
Electronic play worlds : gender differences in children's construction of video games / Yasmin B. Kafai --
The art of design / Gregory Gargarian --
Building and learning with programmable bricks / Randy Sargent [and others] --
Social constructionism and the inner city : designing environments for social development and urban renewal / Alan Shaw --
The MediaMOO Project : constructionism and professional community / Amy Bruckman and Mitchel Resnick --
A community of designers : learning through exchanging questions and answers / Michele Evard --
"They have their own thoughts" : a story of constructionist learning in an alternative African-centered community school / Paula K. Hooper --
New paradigms for computing, new paradigms for thinking / Mitchel Resnick --
Making sense of probability through paradox and programming : a case study in a connected mathematics framework / Uri Wilensky --
Ideal and real systems : a study of notions of control in undergraduates who design robots / Fred G. Martin.
Responsibility: edited by Yasmin Kafai, Mitchel Resnick.
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