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Portable Technologies : Science Learning in Context - Robert Tinker

Portable Technologies

Science Learning in Context

By: Robert Tinker (Editor), Joseph S. Krajcik (Editor)

Paperback Published: 30th November 2001
ISBN: 9780306466434
Number Of Pages: 198

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Education has traditionally studied the world by bringing it into the classroom. This can result in situated learning that appears to students to have no relevance outside the classroom. Students acquire inert, decontextualized knowledge that they cannot apply to real problems. The obvious solution to this shortcoming is to reverse the situation and bring the classroom to the phenomena: to learn in a rich, real-world context. The problem with the real world is that it is complex and filled with interactions that are hard to sort out. The editors and authors believe that the right tools might help students with this sorting process and result in learning in rich contexts. This book is an account of a series of experiments designed to explore the validity of this insight.

Prefacep. v
Introductionp. 1
Supporting Science Learning in Context: Project-Based Learningp. 7
Incorporating Portable Technology to Enhance an Inquiry, Project-Based Middle School Science Classroomp. 29
Case Study at Mount Baker High Schoolp. 63
Curriculum Design Principles for Using Probeware in a Project-Based Learning Setting: Learning Science in Contextp. 87
Learning Science Content in a Project-based Environmentp. 103
Educational Innovations in Portable Technologiesp. 121
Conclusionp. 147
Chapter 2p. 167
Chapter 4p. 175
Chapter 5p. 181
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780306466434
ISBN-10: 0306466430
Series: Innovations in Science Education and Technology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 30th November 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.32