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The Resource Changing minds : computers, learning, and literacy, Andrea A. diSessa

Changing minds : computers, learning, and literacy, Andrea A. diSessa

Label
Changing minds : computers, learning, and literacy
Title
Changing minds
Title remainder
computers, learning, and literacy
Statement of responsibility
Andrea A. diSessa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 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
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DiSessa, Andrea A
Dewey number
370/.285
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education
  • Learning, Psychology of
  • Literacy
Label
Changing minds : computers, learning, and literacy, Andrea A. diSessa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-265) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
ocm48139841
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262041805
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48139841
Label
Changing minds : computers, learning, and literacy, Andrea A. diSessa
Publication
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-265) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
ocm48139841
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262041805
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)48139841

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