Computers and the Collaborative Experience of Learning

Front Cover
Psychology Press, 1996 - Education - 261 pages
0 Reviews
Until now, the application of computers to educational practice has received little input from psychological theory. This text locates the topic within the contemporary movement of socio-cultural theory, drawing on the writing of Vygotsky and others. It takes an unconventional stance in considering how new technology can enhance rather than undermine the social experience of learning and instruction, and allow teachers to achieve more in the classroom. The author argues that computers can provide the conditions for effective collaboration and enhance the social dimension of education. With its blend of theory and practice, from the primary school to university settings, this study should be of interest to educational psychologists, as well as psychologists studying group processes, cognition and development. It is also aimed at advanced undergraduates and trainee teachers.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Human cognition as socially grounded
30
Theoretical frameworks from psychology compared
52
Collaborative interactions with computers
79
Collaborative interactions in relation to computers
100
Learning within peer collaborations
121
Collaborative interactions at computers
148
Collaborative interactions around and through computers
189
Afterwords
224
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1996)

Charles Cook, a respected authority on outdoor activities and communing with nature, is the author of several highly praised outdoor books, including "The Essential Guide to Hiking in the United States".

Bibliographic information