ERIC Number: ED462949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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Constructionism as a High-Tech Intervention Strategy for At-Risk Learners.
Stager, Gary S.
While much has been written about the theoretical basis for constructionism attempted in more traditional school settings, the Constructionist Learning Laboratory at the Maine Youth Center (the state facility for adjudicated youth ages 11-21) offers the first opportunity to document a full-scale implementation of constructionism in an computationally rich alternative-learning environment built and directed by Seymour Papert. This paper shares examples of work done by severely at-risk students and offers a context for thinking about alternative-learning environments in the digital age. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Delinquency, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, High Risk Students, Learning Laboratories, Nontraditional Education, Secondary Education
For full text: http://confreg.uoregon.edu/necc2001/program/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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