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Children as inventors: orchestrating an informal pedagogic scenario with digital resources

Crook, Charles; Harrison, Colin

Authors

Charles Crook charles.crook@nottingham.ac.uk

Colin Harrison



Abstract

A pedagogic scenario is described for providing primary school children with an understanding of the processes of invention while cultivating a sense of identity as ‘inventor’. This scenario is positioned at the boundary of in-class and out-of-class experiences. Our central aim was to illustrate how digital resources might function to orchestrate the experience of invention. To this end, we distinguish the role of such resources in terms of their contributions to the following elements of invention: inspiration, expression, reflection and production. This framework for addressing invention as a creative activity allows it to be experienced as authentic, collaborative and free of biases associated with gender or curricular disciplines. Examples of the inventions conceived in this workshop are presented and a taxonomy for describing them is offered.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning
Print ISSN 1753-5255
Electronic ISSN 1753-5263
Publisher Inderscience
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 6
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Crook, C., & Harrison, C. (2014). Children as inventors: orchestrating an informal pedagogic scenario with digital resources. International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 6(1), doi:10.1504/IJTEL.2014.060027
DOI https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTEL.2014.060027
Keywords inventors; invention; pedagogic scenario; digital resources;
primary school; informal education.
Publisher URL http://www.inderscience.com/storage/f810412263917511.pdf
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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