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EM and learning

The following summary of education-related themes in EM indicates resources on which one of the Summer examination questions will be based.

They comprise several papers on EM and educational technology:

    EM means more than adding dependency to the repertoire of programming constructs ...

    • Programming-with-dependency for educational technology: Imagine-d Logo [1]

    EM is better integrated with learning than procedural programming e.g. in Logo [2,3]

    How construals support construction ... [4]

    Why this is significant as far as the nature of the learning activity is concerned [5]:

    How this relates to our conception of computer science, and CS education [6]:

    How this agenda is linked with the broader philosophical position of constructivism [7]:

    • The Promises of Constructivism


    1. Chris Roe and Meurig Beynon. Dependency by definition in Imagine-d Logo: applications and implications. In Ivan Kalaš (ed.) Proc. of the 11th European Logo Conference 19-24 August 2007, Bratislava, Slovakia
    2. Meurig Beynon and Antony Harfield. Constructionism through Construal by Computer. Constructionism 2010, The American University of Paris, August 2010
    3. Meurig Beynon. Computing technology for learning - in need of a radical new conception. In Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 10 (1), 94-106, 2007.
    4. W.M.Beynon and Chris Roe. Computer support for constructionism in context. In Proc. of ICALT'04, Joensuu, Finland, August 2004, 216-220.
    5. Meurig Beynon. Towards Technology for Learning in a Developing World. In Proc. IEEE 4th International Workshop on Technology for Education in Developing Countries, Iringa, Tanzania, July 2006, 88-92.
    6. Meurig Beynon, Antony Harfield and Richard Myers. Web Eden: support for computing as construction?. Proceedings of the 9th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research (ed. Pears and Schulte), Technical Report 2010-027, Information Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden, November 2010, 47-50
    7. Meurig Beynon and Antony Harfield. Lifelong Learning, Empirical Modelling and the Promises of Constructivism. Journal of Computers, Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2007, 43-55.