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ERIC Number: ED562209
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
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Tablets in the Classroom: Improvisational Rhythms and Change through Bricolage
Meyer, Bente
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (Fort Worth, TX, Oct 22-24, 2013)
This paper focuses on the multiple agents of educational change associated with the implementation of ICTs in elementary schooling. The focus of the paper is on emergent patterns of change, i.e. the way technologies are adapted over time in different configurations that involve both pupils, teachers, activities and the different resources used in the classroom. The paper focuses on the concept of socio-material bricolage (Johri 2011) as an approach to understanding how digital devices contribute to constructing both relevant and innovative practices in teaching and learning in schools. The concept of bricolage is based on the idea that teachers and learners develop their practices through the ad hoc use of available artifacts--i.e. through improvisations where digital devices participate in shifting relationships with available resources and relevant actors. The paper is a theoretical exploration of the use of iPads amongst teachers and learners and builds on data from a school development project in Denmark where five classes of seventh graders were given iPads on a one pupil one device basis for the school year of 2012-13. [For the full proceedings, see ED562107.]
International Association for the Development of the Information Society. e-mail: secretariat@iadis.org; Web site: http://www.iadisportal.org
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark