Looking at Learning ...Again, Part 1: Workshop 2. Intellectual Development
Explore the power of the mind and consider the notion that every child can learn everything. Harvard Professor Eleanor Duckworth discusses the importance of teaching for a deep and lasting understanding and explains why it is important to give students time to work through their own ideas and experience confusion in order to achieve such understanding.,This segment is about the importance of experiencing ideas or concepts before terms are introduced.
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment shows a strategy to identify students' ideas about how the surface of the earth has changed over time. The interviewer probes to elicit the idea that the organisms in the fossil came from water. He then challenges a student's thinking about fossils forming in water by showing a map of the location where the fossil was found. This creates dissonance as the student struggles to try and figure out how
Science In Focus: Energy
Interview with Dr. Peter Weyand about the forms of energy including a spring and cashew/rotor.,The interviewee rides a bike and describes the energy transfers involved in doing so. He goes on to describe other energy transfers possible (ex. could use bike to turn a fan). He also mentions that he is giving off heat energy and the bike is producing sound as well. This segment addresses the first sentence of the benchmark only.
The Healthcare Herring [An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Keith Hocker, is available for download.] Although it has somewhat abated since passing almost a year ago, the debate over "Obamacare" is still going strong. The House of Re
[An MP3 audio file of this article, narrated by Keith Hocker, is available for download.]
Although it has somewhat abated since passing almost a year ago, the debate over "Obamacare" is still going strong. The House of Re
Eröffnungsworte zum Onlinegang von recensio.net im Rahmen der Tagung "Wissenschaftskommunikation im digitalen Zeitalter" (21.01.2011, Historisches Kolleg, München), Prof. Dr. Gudrun Gersmann (DHI Paris), Prof. Dr. Heinz Duchhardt (IEG Mainz), Dr. Lilian Landes (BSB München)
Approche par transformation de modèles pour la conception d'EIAH
Ce papier concerne la conception de situations d'apprentissage dans le cadre de la formation à distance. Des travaux préalables ont été menés afin de proposer un langage, CPM (Cooperative Problem-based learning Metamodel), exploitant la richesse graphique proposé par UML (Unified Modeling Language). CPM est alors construit sous la forme d'un profil UML.Il se positionne au niveau des phases de conception en amont des EML (Educational Modeling Language). Nous présentons alors une technique
Détermination automatique des théorèmes-en-acte des élèves en algèbre. Le cas des équations e
Dans cet article, nous sommes intéressés à la détermination automatique de théorèmes-en-acte en algèbre. Ces théorèmes-en-acte ont été construits de façon abstraite, puis nous avons cherché à automatiser le mécanisme de leur diagnostic. Pour cela, nous avons utilisé le logiciel Aplusix comme support des productions des élèves qui permet d'enregistrer toutes les actions des élèves. Une base de règles correctes et erronées a été mise en place et un interpréteur de règles
Photograph of a Horse in the Roadway
A dark horse is standing in the roadway in front of the barbershop. Someone off camera holds the reins. A man watches from the sidewalk while a small boy on stilts stands on the barbershop porch.
A study of the development of programming ability and thinking skills in high school students
This article reports on a year-long study of high school students learning computer programming. The study examined three issues: I) what is the impact of programming on particular mathematical and reasoning abilities?; 2) what cognitive skills or abilities best predict programming ability?; and 3) what do students actually understand about programming after two years of high school study? The results showed that even after two years of study, many students had only a rudimentary understanding o
Supporting Conceptual Awareness with Pedagogical Agents
This paper describes a series of efforts in building and conceptualizing software agents for distributed collaborative learning. The agents are referred to as pedagogical agents. We have integrated pedagogical agents within two collaborative environments, TeamWave Workplace and Future Learning Environment. The role of agents in these environments differs from past work on software agents in their function as extended awareness mechanisms, focusing on task and concept awareness (conceptual a
14-19 and Digital Technologies: A review of research and projects
The 14-19 debate goes to the heart of a number of core questions: What is education for? Who should benefit? What attributes do we value and need in our young people as workers, as learners? Where does learning happen? What role should young people themselves play in shaping their education? By outlining the key issues in these debates and reviewing the evidence, the authors of this review map out a framework within which we can create a coherent strategy for the design and use of digital techno
Open Learning Service Scenarios on GRIDs
The position paper focuses on the concepts of Service Elicitation and Evaluation/Exploitation Scenarios (SEES) and, in particular, on experimental protocols for justifying, motivating, implementing and exploiting Learning GRID's services for very large numbers of potential users.
Observing connections: North Carolina pottery and face jugs
This is the third lesson in a series of three in which students are creating art based on their observations: Lesson 1 Observing connections -- art, poetry and the environment; Lesson 2 Observing connections -- changing landscapes; Lesson 3 Observing connections -- North Carolina pottery and face jugs.
Interactive education: teaching and learning in the information age
This is a guest editorial to a special section of this journal which derives from the work of one of the ESRC Teaching and Learning Programme projects, InterActive Education: Teaching and Learning in the Information Age (http://www.interactiveeducation. ac.uk), whose overall aim is to investigate the ways in which new technologies can be used in educational settings to enhance learning. The project was predicated on two assumptions: first that teachers are central to learning in schools and that
Personal Digital Assistants - teachers prefer the personal
This paper was presented at the Mlearn 06 conference in Banff October 2006. It presents the results of a small-scale project, funded by the UK Teacher Development Agency, where 13 teachers and 3 trainee teachers in one secondary school science department were given handhelds (Personal Digital Assistants or PDAs) with cameras and internet access for the academic year. The aims were: * to build capacity - enabling trainee teachers to share their mlearning practice; * to enable school based associa
Informations- og kommunikationsteknologi i gymnasiet - i et læringsperspektiv.
This thesis deals with the integration of Information Technology (IT) in the upper secondary school, seen in a learning perspective. The object of the thesis is to understand the developmental dynamics of IT, peda-gogy and learning, and how IT can facilitate qualitative changes in the upper secondary school. This is examined through the construction of a theoretical outlook, and through analysis of an empirical investigation.,Master thesis also published online in the online Journal Impact
Semantic Annotation Tools for Learning Material
This paper aims at providing the specification for semantic annota-tion tools for e-learning. From the specific requirements of annotating learning material, we categorize and evaluate the existing annotation tools, mainly gen-eral purpose ones. We illustrate two research prototypes of annotation tools we developed, and evaluate to what extend the specific requirements of annotating learning material are reached by these research prototypes.
A computer program for the learning of algebra: description and first experiment
We present APLUSIX, a computer system that helps students to learn algebra, available at http://aplusix.imag.fr. APLUSIX contains an advanced 2D editor of algebraic expressions that allows students to make the calculations (s)he wants, like in a paper-pencil context. The system verifies the student's calculations, by calculating the equivalence between two consecutives expressions, and shows the result to the student. It provides information concerning the progress of the resolution. Furthermore
La evaluación social e individual en la era de la educación a distancia en la globalización
En la globalización tan ampliamente fomentada, especialmente por la educación a distancia, debemos cuestionarnos sobre los valores que vivimos en nuestras culturas locales. La evaluación que instauramos dentro de nuestros cursos puede también convertirse en otro mecanismo de homogenización. Para contrarrestar estas desventajas y poder construir juntos sociedades distintas pero solidarias, propongo un análisis de la evaluación como vehículo ideológico de perpetuación de la distribución
Theatre performance "Jederman", Barrack, " Magdeburg", Terezin.
Titled, dated and initialed in ink, lower right.,As seen from the back, standing crowd looking at singers on a stage. Sketchy.,Titled, dated and initialed in ink, lower right.,As seen from the back, standing crowd looking at singers on a stage. Sketchy.