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Fostering Conceptual Change with Technology Asian PerspectivesSKU:9789814424301 Supplier: Cengage Learning Asia
Format Paperback I 392 pages
Dimensions 243.8 x 190.5 x 25.4 mm I 820 g
Publication 31 August 2012
Conceptual change is an intentional and constructive effort to bring about deep understanding, one of the most important outcomes of learning. When fostering conceptual change with technology, learning is meaningful, dynamic and engaging. By bringing together the work of scholars from various countries, the authors hope to bring forward their understanding of fostering conceptual change with technology.
This book aims to present the current state of research on fostering conceptual change with technology in Asia-Pacific countries, where technology is fast becoming an integrated part of learning. It provides a comprehensive overview of current research practices, then examines the context of learning, learners characteristics and the role of epistemological beliefs. It also discusses the different approaches used to foster conceptual change in various countries. The final section presents possible future directions for research.
(1) Comprehensiveness - This will be the first edited book to document the comprehensive research in fostering conceptual change with technology, by prominent researchers from various Asia-Pacific countries.
(2) Multiple perspectives - Readers will gain a vast range of knowledge of and insight into fostering conceptual change with technology through the varied scope of research from 8 countries.
(3)Systematic structure - The four sections in the book will make it easy for readers to follow the extensive research.
(4) Concrete examples - The different approaches to fostering conceptual change are reflected in the methodologies described, specific examples and case studies on adapting technology for conceptual change.
Graduate students and pre-service teachers attending courses on conceptual change, cognitive foundations for the learning sciences, lCT for meaningful learning, and learning sciences research. It will also benefit researchers and graduate level instructors in other Asia-Pacific countries for courses in educational psychology, learning sciences, cognitive psychology, computer science, educational technology and teacher education.