Cognitive Tools for Learning by A. FerreiraCognitive Tools for Learning by A. Ferreira

Cognitive Tools for Learning

byA. FerreiraEditorPiet A.M. Kommers, David H. Jonassen

Paperback | December 8, 2011

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Hypermedia technology needs a creative approach from the outset in the design of software to facilitate human thinking and learning. This book opens a discussion of the potential of hypermedia and related approaches to provide open exploratory learning environments. The papers in the book are based on contributions to a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held in July1990 and are grouped into six sections: - Semantic networking as cognitive tools, - Expert systems as cognitive tools, - Hypertext as cognitive tools, - Collaborative communication tools, - Microworlds: context-dependent cognitive tools, - Implementing cognitive tools. The book will be valuable for those who design, implement and evaluate learning programs and who seek to escape from rigid tactics like programmed instruction and behavioristic approaches. The book presents principles for exploratory systems that go beyond existing metaphors of instruction and provokes the reader to think in a new way about the cognitive level of human-computer interaction.
Title:Cognitive Tools for LearningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:282 pages, 24.2 × 17 × 0.01 inPublished:December 8, 2011Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642772242

ISBN - 13:9783642772245

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Table of Contents

1. What are Cognitive Tools?.- 2. Cognitive Tools: A Suitable Case for Learning.- I Semantic Networking as Cognitive Tools.- 3. Constructing Knowledge with Learning Tool.- 4. TextVision and the Visualisation of Knowledge: School-based Evaluation of its Acceptance at two Levels of Schooling.- 5. SemNet: A Tool for Personal Knowledge Construction.- 6. Cognitive Tools: The Experience of CASP, NoteCards, SemNet.- 7. Flexibility of Expressiveness: A Critical Factor in the Design of Concept Mapping Tools for Learning.- II Expert Systems as Cognitive Tools.- 8. Building Knowledge Bases: An Environment for Making Cognitive Connections.- 9. Levels of Processing in Building Expert Systems.- 10. Computers and Exploratory Learning in the Real World.- III Hypertext as Cognitive Tools.- 11. Tailoring Hypertext for the Learner.- 12. Heuristics for Cognitive Tools.- 13. Gloves for the Mind.- IV Collaborative Communication Tools.- 14. Using Timbuktu'¢ and Guide'¢ for Computer Supported Group Learning.- 15. Gossip as a Collaborative Communication Tool.- V Microworlds: Content Dependent Cognitive Tools.- 16. Learning Elementary Mathematics: A Discussion of Microworlds.- 17. How to Put Language in a Child's Mind: The Development of "Scriptor" as a Computer Tool for Writing.- 18. Structure of Learning Environments and Individual Differences as Predictors of Learning.- 19. Learning Environments for Cognitive Apprenticeship: From Experience to Expertise.- VI Implementing Cognitive Tools.- 20. Consequences of Moving from a Traditional Cybernetic Approach to a Open Exploratory Learning Environment.- Addresses and Biographies of Lecturers.