jeudi 15 décembre 2011

tools: carpenters, apprentice tailors and tech..... - 1

  -   It situates knowledge in realistic contexts, thereby contextualising knowledge, and making it less likely to remain 'inert' when needed to solve problems;
- Realistic tasks cognitively challenge learners to solve problems and think in the same ways as professionals working in real world contexts;

1-    -  Technology-based cognitive tools can be used both in the processes and products of learning;

2-      - Complex tasks require the creation of real products and artefacts, and are more worthy of the investment of time and effort in higher education than decontextualised exercises and tasks.

- "Many methods of didactic education assume a separation between knowing and doing, treating knowledge as an integral, self-sufficient substance, theoretically independent of the situations in which it is learned and used. 1989 by John Seely Brown, Allan Collins and Paul Duguid

and  "[...]technology presents the opportunity to employ powerful cognitive tools that can be used by students to solve complex and authentic problems." Herrington, J. and Kervin, L. (2007)

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