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ERIC Number: ED453816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 19
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Children's Representations of New Technology: Mismatches between the Public Education Curriculum and Socio-Cultural Learning.
Somekh, Bridget; Pearson, Matthew
The REPRESENTATION Project, 1998-2000, carried out research within elementary schools in six European countries: Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, and England. Altogether, 31 schools participated, ranging from large inner city schools in Paris and Amsterdam, to a 20-student school in a Greek village. In each school, one class of students and their teacher was selected to participate. The students were all aged between 10 and 12. This paper reports on research carried out in England within the framework of REPRESENTATION. The overarching objective of the project was to deepen understanding of the way in which fifth grade students perceived new technologies and related concepts. The specific objectives addressed by the English research and reported in this paper were: to deepen understanding and track the development of fifth grade students' conceptual representations of new technology over the period of one year; and to explore the role of the school, the home, and wider socio-cultural experience, including national culture, in the development of students' knowledge of new technology. (Contains 31 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)