Images of Learning
Images can be powerful devices for communicating and for organizing activities. In this chapter, I examine the status of images of good learning practice, formulate some ways to judge them, and advocate images associated with our Boxer Project’s goals. Along the way, I propose some first steps toward understanding the structure of activities and present a brief case study of a remarkable classroom activity in which a group of sixth grade children essentially invented graphing as a way of representing motion.
KeywordsComputational media Structure of activities
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