Primary teachers need to incorporate the use of computers in their daily lesson plans, but how can this be done most effectively to promote learning skills in the classroom? In this fascinating book, Lyn Dawes and Rupert Wegerif outline a strategy for enhancing the effectiveness of computers for teaching and learning with an emphasis on:
* raising pupil achievement in the core subject areas
* developing collaborative learning in small groups
* using group discussions as a way of improving general communication, as well as thinking and reasoning skills.
The approach is to use computers as a support for collaborative learning in small groups and this book presents ways to prepare pupils for talking, learning and thinking together around computers.
Excerpts from pupils' discussions illustrate the main issues and guidance on lesson planning and developing and choosing appropriate software is also provided. Thinking and Learning with ICT will be a valuable resource for primary teachers and student teachers.
|Talking and Thinking Together with Computers|
|Using Computers in Classrooms|
|Thinking Skills and ICT|
|Talking and Thinking with ICT and the Curriculum|
|ICT and Citizenship: Joining the Dialogue|
|Science, Talk and ICT|
|Maths, Talk and ICT|
|Literacy, Talk and ICT|
|Learning Through Dialogue in the ICT Curriculum|
|Conclusion: Raising Achievement|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 146
Published: 3rd June 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.7 x 0.94
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1