Software Goes to School: Teaching for Understanding with New Technology / Edition 1

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Overview

Software Goes to School brings together leading experts to offer an in-depth examination of how computer technology can play an invaluable part in educational efforts through its unique capacities to support the development of students' understanding of difficult concepts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195089387
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

David N. Perkins is Co-director of Project Zero, Associate of the Educational Technology Center, and Senior Research Associate, all at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Judah L. Schwartz is Professor of Engineering Science and Education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Professor of Education and Co-director at the Educational Technology Center at Harvard.
Martha Stone Wiske is Co-director of the Educational Technology Center, Senior Research Associate at Project Zero, and Lecturer at Harvard.
Mary Maxwell West is Senior Research Associate in the Program Evaluation & Research Group at Lesley College.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
1 Can Technology Help Teach for Understanding? 7
2 Use of History of Science to Understand and Remedy Students' Misconceptions About Heat and Temperature 23
3 On Understanding the Nature of Scientific Knowledge 39
4 History of Mathematics as a Tool for Teaching Mathematics for Understanding 56
5 Inside Understanding 70
6 Shuttling Between the Particular and the General: Reflections on the Role of Conjecture and Hypothesis in the Generation of Knowledge in Science and Mathematics 93
7 Conceptually Enhanced Simulations: A Computer Tool for Science Teaching 106
8 Creating Cybernetic and Psychological Ramps from the Concrete to the Abstract: Examples from Multiplicative Structures 130
9 Multiple Representations: A Vehicle for Understanding Understanding 155
10 The Right Size Byte: Reflections of an Educational Software Designer 172
11 A Cultural Perspective on School-University Collaboration 187
12 Managing the Tensions in Connecting Students' Inquiry with Learning Mathematics in School 213
13 Constructing Understanding in the Science Classroom: Integrating Laboratory Experiments, Student and Computer Models, and Class Discussion in Learning Scientific Concepts 233
14 Teaching the Metacurriculum: A New Approach to Enhancing Subject-Matter Learning 255
15 Integrating Computers into Classroom Teaching: Cross-National Perspectives 271
Index 283
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