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129 - Making construals as a new digital skill for learning

Abstract

Making construals is a practical approach to computing that was originally developed for and by computer science undergraduates. It is the central theme of an EU project aimed at disseminating the relevant principles to a broader audience. This involves bringing together technical experts in making construals and international experts in educational technology in organising wide-ranging learning activities. This paper, which complements the tutorial and discussion on making construals in (Beynon et al. 2015a, 2015b), documents issues that arise from this encounter. Its central argument is that making construals offers a significant new contribution to educational technology.

Authors

Meurig Beynon, Russell Boyatt, Jonathan Foss, Chris Hall, Elizabeth Hudnott, Steve Russ
University of Warwick, UK

Hamish Macleod
University of Edinburgh, UK

Erkki Sutinen
University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Piet Kommers
Helix-5, The Netherlands

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