Thinking and Learning with ICT
Raising Achievement in Primary Classrooms
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Thinking and Learning with ICT by Rupert Wegerif
Book DescriptionPrimary teachers need to incorporate the use of computers in their daily lesson plans, but how can this be done most effectively to promote learning skills in the classroom? In this fascinating book, Lyn Dawes and Rupert Wegerif outline a strategy for enhancing the effectiveness of computers for teaching and learning with an emphasis on: * raising pupil achievement in the core subject areas * developing collaborative learning in small groups * using group discussions as a way of improving general communication, as well as thinking and reasoning skills. The approach is to use computers as a support for collaborative learning in small groups and this book presents ways to prepare pupils for talking, learning and thinking together around computers. Excerpts from pupils' discussions illustrate the main issues and guidance on lesson planning and developing and choosing appropriate software is also provided. Thinking and Learning with ICT will be a valuable resource for primary teachers and student teachers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415304757
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rupert Wegerif
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This book reviews cultural factors influencing engagement and non-engagement in science education worldwide, sheds light on the reasons why increasing numbers of students fail to engage with science education, and assesses cultural diversity as a response.
Mind Expanding, Paperback (September 2009)» View all books by Rupert Wegerif
This innovative book provides a coherent account of what thinking and creativity are and how they can be taught in the classroom.
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