Developing Self-Esteem and Empowerment through Expressive Computational Materials
Deirdre Butler, St. Patrick's College, Dublin City University, Ireland ; Carol Strohecker, Media Lab Europe, Ireland
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
We present a case study analyses of teacher empowerment and student learning through Constructionist engagement with computational technologies and learning about learning itself. Looking beyond how a teacher overcomes hesitations about new technologies, we consider how he redefines his own understandings of learning as he begins to use computational technologies in working alongside his students. The teacher's emerging self-reflective practice and heightened self-esteem enable him to better understand the multifaceted structure of the learning situation and his own relations to its social, cognitive, and affective aspects.
Butler, D. & Strohecker, C. (2005). Developing Self-Esteem and Empowerment through Expressive Computational Materials. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 736-741). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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