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Blogs, wikis and podcasts : collaborative knowledge building tools in a design and technology course

Chandra, Vinesh & Chalmers, Christina (2010) Blogs, wikis and podcasts : collaborative knowledge building tools in a design and technology course. Journal of Learning Design, 3(2), pp. 35-49.

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Abstract

Design and Technology has become an important part of the school curriculum. In Queensland, Australia, Technology (which encompasses Design) is one of the Key Learning Areas (KLAs) for students in the first ten years of schooling. This KLA adopts a student-centred, hands-on constructivist approach to teaching and learning. The ability to conceptualise and implement appropriate learning experiences, however, has been a challenge for some early career teachers. This paper describes how Design and Technology is being taught to pre-service primary teachers at an Australian University through their involvement in a range of authentic problem-solving activities supported by social learning tools such as wikis and blogs. An interview with a sample from this group (N=5) provides an insight into how these social software tools enhanced their knowledge and learning. This paper will describe how these social learning tools impact on the agency of learning.

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ID Code: 31194
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Technology, Design, Pre-service teachers, HERN
ISSN: 1832-8342
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Vinesh Chandra and Christina Chalmers
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2010 08:01
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 14:59

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