Handhelds nuture inquiring minds : an Australian high school case study

Roberts, Alan G. & Pembroke, John (2008) Handhelds nuture inquiring minds : an Australian high school case study. In Asia-Pacific Education Research Association (APERA) Conference : Educational Research for Innovation & Quality in Education : Policy & Pedagogical Engagements Across Contexts, 26-28 November 2008, National Institute of Education, Singapore. (Unpublished)

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Technology is not always introduced into educational contexts in ways that position pedagogy to the fore. In optimizing learning, forward looking approaches require that we question what it means to be an educated person in the 21st Century and how individuals should engage with technologies to be suitably equipped for emergent knowledge age work. Responses to such ideas typically emphasize collaborative knowledge building where technology is employed as a tool to think with and allows for the active messing with and the development of ideas, rather than merely being a passive window to information. This paper discusses a very deliberate attempt to address a range of imperatives and competing demands within a high school setting where wireless handheld technologies integrated with a learning management system (Moodle) are used to scaffold and implement knowledge sharing and knowledge-building within the school community.

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ID Code: 39244
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Handhelds, Education, Knowledge sahring
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Deposited On: 20 Dec 2010 00:25
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:48

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