ERIC Number: EJ792153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 47
Pedagogical Biases in Educational Technologies
Scardamalia, Marlene, Ed.; Bereiter, Carl
Educational Technology, v48 n3 p3-11 May-Jun 2008
Capabilities and biases of learning technologies are examined in light of four widely accepted principles: deep content knowledge, dialogue, agency, and collaboration. Software that supports these principles must focus students' attention on ideas rather than topics or tasks and should foster high levels of "epistemic agency," providing students with means to assume responsibility not only for their individual contributions to knowledge in the classroom but also for the overall progress of the class's knowledge-building efforts.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Adoption (Ideas), Knowledge Base for Teaching, Bias, Educational Technology, Computer Software, Constructivism (Learning), Program Content, Production Techniques, Individual Power, Inquiry, Vertical Organization, Cooperative Learning, Intellectual Freedom, Epistemology, Connected Discourse
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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