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Software Goes to School: Teaching for Understanding with New Technologies

David N. Perkins, Judah L. Schwartz, Mary Maxwell West, and Martha Stone Wiske


This book offers an in-depth examination of how computer technology can play an invaluable part in educational efforts through its unique capacities to support the development of students' understanding of difficult concepts. Focusing on three broad themes — the nature of understanding, the potential of technology in the classroom, and the transformation of educational theory into practice — leading experts discuss subjects that are crucial to efforts to improve our schools. Topics include the complexities students encounter when learning new ideas, the right software for hands-on manipulation ... More

Keywords: computer technology, educational theory, learning, software, educational psychology, developmental psychology, software design, schools

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780195115772
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115772.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David N. Perkins, editor

Judah L. Schwartz, editor
both at Harvard Graduate School of Education

Mary Maxwell West, editor
Centre for Testing, Boston College

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