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

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

by David N. Perkins, Judah L. Schwartz, Martha Stone Wiske
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195115775

ISBN-13: 9780195115772

Pub. Date: 03/27/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Software Goes to School offers 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.

Overview

Software Goes to School offers 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195115772
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/27/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
PART I: Understanding Understanding
1. Can Technology Help Teach for Understanding?, Raymond S. Nickerson
2. Uses of History of Science to Understand and Remedy Students' Misconceptions about Heat and Temperature, Marianne Wiser
3. On Understanding the Nature of Scientific Knowledge, Susan Carey and Carol Smith
4. History of Mathematics as a Tool for Teaching Mathematics for Understanding, Carlos E. Vasco
5. Inside Understanding, David N. Perkins et al.
PART II: Using Technology to Make a Distinctive Contribution
6. Shuttling Between the Particular and the General: Reflections of the Role of Conjecture and Hypothesis in the Generation of Knowledge in Science and Mathematics, Judah L. Schwartz
7. Conceptually Enhanced Simulations: A Computer Tool for Science Teaching, Joseph Snir, Carol Smith, and Lorraine Grosslight
8. Creating Cybernetic and Psychological Ramps from the Concrete to the Abstract: Examples from Multiplicative Structure, James J. Kaput
9. Multiple Representations: A Vehicle for Understanding Understanding, E. Paul Goldenberg
10. The Right Size Byte: Reflections of an Educational Software Designer, Judah L. Schwartz
PART III: Connecting Educational Research and Practice
11. A Cultural Perspective on School-University Collaboration, Martha Stone Wiske
12. Managing the Tensions in Connecting Students' Inquiry with Learning Mathematics in School, Magdalene Lampert
13. Constructing Understanding in the Science Classroom: Integrating Laboratory Experiments, Student and Computer Models, and Class Discussion in Learning Scientific Concepts, Joseph Snir and Carol Smith
14. Teaching the Metacurriculum: A New Approach to Enhancing Subject-Matter Learning, Steven H. Schwartz and David N. Perkins
15. Integrating Computers into Classroom Teaching: Cross-National Perspectives, Margaret Vickers and Jane Smalley
Index

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