Mixed Reality Environments as Collaborative and Constructive Learning Spaces for Elementary School Children
Thomas Winkler, Michael Herczeg, Huberta Kritzenberger, University of Luebeck, Germany
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-45-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Learning is an active and collaborative process, where people construct knowledge from their experiences in the world. People construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they engage in constructing personally meaningful products, that is meaningful to themselves or to others around them.The construction of knowledge from experiences in the world seems to be especially important in childhood learning, as children need to learn through their senses. Unfortunately, there are few learning situations where senses are involved. This is partly due to the nature of the concepts to be learned and partly to the lack of manipulative learning material.This contribution introduces a mixed reality environment as a collaborative and constructive learning space for elementary school children. During recent teaching experiments children created their own mixed reality environments, which served for semiotic understanding of coding in arts and computer science.
Winkler, T., Herczeg, M. & Kritzenberger, H. (2002). Mixed Reality Environments as Collaborative and Constructive Learning Spaces for Elementary School Children. In P. Barker & S. Rebelsky (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2002--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1034-1039). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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