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ERIC Number: EJ914366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
El Silencio: A Rural Community of Learners and Media Creators
Urrea, Claudia
New Directions for Youth Development, n128 p115-124 Win 2010
A one-to-one learning environment, where each participating student and the teacher use a laptop computer, provides an invaluable opportunity for rethinking learning and studying the ways in which children can program computers and learn to think about their own thinking styles and become epistemologists. This article presents a study done in a rural school in Costa Rica in which students used computers to create media. Three important components of the work are described: (1) student-owned technology that can accompany students as they interact at home and in the broader community, (2) activities that are designed with sufficient scope to encourage the appropriation of powerful ideas, and (3) teacher engagement in activity design with simultaneous support from a knowledge network of local and international colleagues and mentors. (Contains 2 figures and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica