Mirrors of Minds: Patterns of Experience in Educational Computing : Papers from the Center for Children and Technology, Bank Street College

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Roy D. Pea, Karen Sheingold
Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1987 - Education - 329 pages
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This publication presents selected papers that address certain questions that are being investigated by Bank Street College's Center for Children and Technology (CCT). CCT's researchers are working to help define new research inquiries and to document students' and teachers' uses and understandings of educational technologies. Included in this book are papers dealing with: (1) the interpretation of Logo in practice; (2) teachers' adoption of multimedia technologies for science and mathematics instruction; (3) functional environments for microcomputers in education; (4) preparing urban teachers for the technological future; (5) literacy and technology for minority schools; (6) mapping the cognitive demands of learning to program; (7) integrating human and computer intelligence; (8) the cognitive effects of learning computer programming; (9) Logo and the development of thinking skills; (10) the microcomputer as a symbolic medium; (11) involving teachers in the formative research and design of "The Voyage of the Mimi"; (12) interactive video discs for children's learning; (13) computers and girls; (14) informing the design of software through context-based research; and (15) the practices of novices and experts in critical inquiry. (TW)

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Contents

THE INTERPRETATION OF LOGO IN PRACTICE
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TEACHERS ADOPTION OF MULTIMEDIA
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FUNCTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
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