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ERIC Number: EJ1108618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1554-480X
Pedagogic Transformation, Student-Directed Design and Computational Thinking
Vallance, Michael; Towndrow, Phillip A.
Pedagogies: An International Journal, v11 n3 p218-234 2016
In a world where technology has become pervasive in our lives, the notion of IT integration in education practice is losing its significance. It is now more appropriate to discuss transforming pedagogy where technology is not considered a tool anymore but part of what we are. To advance this hypothesis, an enterprising, student-directed approach is proposed which embraces problem-solving as activity and computational thinking as knowledge development. In order to test its efficacy, a case study of students developing a 3D virtual space for international collaboration is used to exemplify the transformational pedagogy. From observations of the enactment of heutagogical characteristics and computational thinking, it is argued that we can now teach and learn "in" technology. This modality will come to dominate how technology operates "as" our lives, and become central to what it means to know and learn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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