Fostering conceptual change with technology: Asian perspectives

Chwee Beng Lee*, David Jonassen, Seng Chee Tan, Naomi Miyake, Jan van Aalst, Peter Reimann

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Conceptual change is one of the most important outcomes of learning. It is an intentional and constructive effort to bring about deep understanding. Researchers in this field have studied various methods and strategies to bring forth conceptual change among learners. We argue that technology can play a critical role in fostering conceptual change. Specifically, it helps learners to externalize and manipulate their internal conceptual models in order to construct or revise their conceptual understanding. When fostering conceptual change with technology, learning is meaningful, effortful, dynamic, and engaging. Through bringing together the work of scholars from various countries, we hope to forward our understanding of fostering conceptual change with technology. In this symposium, the presenters will provide general perspectives on the current research fostering conceptual change with technology in Asia-Pacific, examine social factors of learning; and discuss the possible approaches in various countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConnecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationCSCL 2011 Conference Proceedings
EditorsHans Spada, Gerry Stahl, Naomi Miyake, Nancy Law
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780578091549
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL 2011: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice - University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 4 Jul 20118 Jul 2011
Conference number: 9


Conference9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL 2011
Abbreviated titleCSCL
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
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