Exploring Teachers’ perspectives on the use of Mobile devices for Math and Language Learning

Exploring Teachers’ perspectives on the use of Mobile devices for Math and Language Learning

Publication Type:
paper-conference
Date Issued:
2014
Authors:
Teresa Cerratto-Pargman , Ola Knuttsson , Daniel Spikol , Marcelo Milrad
Publisher:
Stockholm University
Language:
eng
Abstract:

“Digital competence” and practices such as “social networking” are today seen as central skills that citizens of the 21st century should have (Lucas and Moreira, 2009). In spite of these developments, recent studies have shown that most of the innovations related to the use of ICT in schools have not impacted pedagogical or school development (Buckinghamn & Willett, 2006; Coiro et al., 2008; Snyder et al., 2010). The problem is far from being trivial since online communication and interaction are not longer a separate phenomenon from children’s daily lives. In this socio‐technological configuration, schools in particular are deeply challenged as they are confronted with questions such as: What kinds of learning strategies and skills are kids developing outside schools? What are they learning in their interaction with digital tools? Which opportunities for learning and work do digital tools really afford? How are schools aligned to the conditions for learning and teaching that the use of digital tools promotes today?

Keywords:
Learning Design Mobile