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Child's World: Triggers for Learning, The

As new technology becomes incorporated into everyday life, more children are surfing the Internet, playing virtual games, interacting with cyberspace, then interchanging these experiences with the more easily interpretable and observable settings of home, school and neighbourhood. What kind of skills are required for children to navigate these experiences? Do they have or need a cohesive view of the world? How can educators provide order (if that is what is required) to their experiences and promote learning for the future? Perhaps more fundamentally, where and how do their private and public worlds intersect?

By conceiving of the child's world as one of lived experiences and diverse spaces, it seeks a theory of education that can be translated to the practice of the classroom across disciplines and year levels. The Child's World: Triggers for Learning brings together the international voices of Mathematics, Social Science, Philosophy and Information Science educators and it has a cross-cultural perspective.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: ACER Press
Place of Publication: Camberwell, Vic.
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 0864313012
EISBN: 0585497648
Publication Year: 2000
Subject Covered: Education (Theory & practice); Psychology