Discussions on conceptual knowledge and the use of blogs

Byrkeflot, Liv, Lloyd, Margaret M., & Lysne, Dag Atle (2010) Discussions on conceptual knowledge and the use of blogs. In Hudson, Peter B., Chandra, Vinesh, King, Donna T., & Lee, Kar-Tin (Eds.) STEM in Education : Conference Proceedings, Queensland University of Technology, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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In both Australia and Norway and through a number of Technology projects conducted since 2007, the authors – together and with other collaborators - have attempted to create positive learning environments supported by Web 2.0 communication tools. Through protected public sites and the oz-Teachernet [http://www.otn.edu.au], we have consistently chosen to use blogs to support the social construction of knowledge, that is, to allow students the opportunity to discuss, share and collaborate on their classroom activities and engagement with Technology artefacts and processes. Through comparisons with findings from a small-scale project in Norway and a large-scale project in Australia, this paper will argue for the potential of discussion through blogs but recommend that the purposeful use of scientific language in student communication will not occur without teacher intervention and scaffolding.

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ID Code: 42524
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: technology education, blogs, student scientific language, land yachts, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Authors
Deposited On: 10 Jul 2011 21:45
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 11:04

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