Computers and Exploratory Learning

  • Andrea A. diSessa
  • Celia Hoyles
  • Richard Noss
  • Laurie D. Edwards
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 146)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Computers and Exploratory Learning: Setting the Scene

    1. Andrea A. diSessa, Celia Hoyles, Richard Noss, Laurie Edwards
      Pages 1-12
  3. Computers and Knowledge

  4. Computers and Learning

  5. Computers and Cultures

About these proceedings


Computers are playing a fundamental role in enhancing exploratory learning techniques in education. This volume in the NATO Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology covers the state of the art in the design and use of computer systems for exploratory learning. Contributed chapters treat principles, theory, practice, and examples of some of the best contemporary computer-based learning environments: Logo, Boxer, Microworlds, Cabri-Géomètre, Star Logo, Table Top, Geomland, spreadsheets, Function Machines, and others. Emphasis is on mathematics and science education. Synthetic chapters provide an overview of the current scene in computers and exploratory learning, and analyses from the perspectives of epistemology, learning, and socio-cultural studies.


Computer Computer-based learning environments Didaktik der Mathematik Systementwurf Wissenschaftstheorie autodidaktisches Lernen computer learning environments computerunterstütztes Lernen epistemology exploratory learning knowledge representation learning modeling programming science and mathematics educatio

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea A. diSessa
    • 1
  • Celia Hoyles
    • 2
  • Richard Noss
    • 2
  • Laurie D. Edwards
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of EducationUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, Statistics and ComputingUniversity of London, Institute of EducationLondonUK
  3. 3.Crown CollegeUniversity of California at Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63359-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-57799-4
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