CREAB - Technology and the social experience of learning
Professor Charles Crook, ICT and Education (University of Nottingham)
Room 1.20, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA
Abstract: Twenty years ago I authored a book entitled ‘Computers and the collaborative experience of learning’. The present talk is a reflection on how the title would now need to be changed if the underlying socio-cultural perspective of the original was to be protected and usefully elaborated. The talk will draw upon a number of personal research projects - past and current – that explore a range of ways in which technology mediates a ‘social turn’ in the study of learning.
Biography: Charles Crook is Professor of ICT and Education. He is Director of the Learning Sciences Research Institute at Nottingham and is a developmental psychologist by background. After research at Cambridge, Brown and Strathclyde Universities, he lectured in Psychology at Durham University and was Reader in Psychology at Loughborough University. Much of this work implicates new technology. He was a founder member of the European Society for Developmental Psychology and is currently editor of the Journal of Computer Assisted Learning.
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