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Supporting Reflective and Critical Thinking Through Personal Webpublishing Systems PROCEEDINGS

, The Pennsylvania State University, United States ; , Medienpädagogik Universität Augsburg, Germany

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


As instructors, our goal is to engage students in thinking that goes beyond superficial into the realms of abstract, reflective, and critical thinking. However, to meet these goals instructors must think of ways to move beyond the physical and temporal boundaries of the classroom and use a variety of tools, techniques, and spaces that allow learners to engage in prolonged reflection. This paper describes some theoretical perspectives on the requirements for such thinking and tries to link the suggestions to one specific type of technology—personal webpublishing systems—to identify its utility in supporting prolonged engagement in reflection and critical thinking.


Sharma, P. & Fiedler, S. (2003). Supporting Reflective and Critical Thinking Through Personal Webpublishing Systems. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2501-2503). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 14, 2018 from .

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