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Knowledge Building with ICT in the Early Years of Schooling

Yelland, Nicola (2011) Knowledge Building with ICT in the Early Years of Schooling. He Kupu The World, 2 (5). pp. 33-44. ISSN 1179-6812

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This paper interrogates the concept of knowledge in postmodern times. It is evident that in the 21st century new types of citizens are required: ones who are able to work collaboratively in knowledge-building communities in order to generate the new forms of knowledge that will propel us forward in the century. However, school curricula would seem to remain firmly rooted in the industrial age of previous times. Examples are provided of curricula that embrace the creation of new knowledge in schools that are relevant to the lives of people as well as more detailed descriptions of curriculum applications that enable learners to participate in knowledge-building communities that are vibrant and exciting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23572, school curricula, early childhood education, ICT, educational technology
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
SEO Classification > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 04:36
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 06:52
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