Cognition, Education, and Communication Technology presents some of the recent theoretical developments in the cognitive and educational sciences and implications for the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the organization of school and university education. Internationally renowned researchers present theoretical perspectives with proposals for and evaluations of educational practices. Each chapter discusses different aspects of the use of ICT in education, including:

*the role of perceptual processes in learning;
*external cognition as support for interactive learning;
*the role of meta-cognition;
*simulation learning environments as cognitive tools;
*the role of science controversy for knowledge integration;
*the use of ICT in the development of educators; and
*the role of narratives in education.

ICT has great potential for revolutionizing education. Large investments of resources are being made, often without a strong understanding of how ICT will or should be implemented. The expectation is that students will show immediate improvements in terms of their motivation to learn and their learning achievements, but reality is different. Progress of ICT in education requires more than just computers in the classroom. It demands an understanding of the complex processes contributing to human learning and how they interact with new technologies. This text provides theoretical perspectives on the learning processes that can be used as a foundation for constructing pedagogically valuable tools based on ICT.

The combination of results--from cognitive science and pedagogy, with more practically oriented suggestions for how ICT can be used in various forms of education--makes this book suitable for researchers and students in the cognitive and educational sciences, as well as for practitioners and planners of education.

chapter 1|20 pages

Introduction to Cognition, Education, and Communication Technology

ByPetter Johansson, Peter Gärdenfors

chapter 2|34 pages

Designs for Knowledge Evolution

Towards a Prescriptive Theory for Integrating First-and Second-Hand Knowledge
ByDaniel L. Schwartz, Taylor Martin, Na'ilah Nasir

chapter 3|22 pages

Getting the Story Straight

The Role of Narrative in Teaching and Learning With Interactive Media
ByLydia Plowman

chapter 4|31 pages

Technology and the New Culture of Learning

Tools for Education Professionals
ByLauren B. Resnick, Alan Lesgold, Megan W. Hall

chapter 6|33 pages

Metacognition, Distributed Cognition, and Visual Design

ByDavid Kirsh

chapter 7|21 pages

External Cognition, Innovative Technologies, and Effective Learning

ByMike Scaife, Yvonne Rogers

chapter 8|20 pages

Seeing Through the Screen

Human Reasoning and the Development of Representational Technologies
ByJonas Ivarsson, Roger Säljö

chapter 9|33 pages

WISE Design for Lifelong Learning—Pivotal Cases

ByMarcia C. Linn

chapter 10|27 pages

Determinants of Discovery Learning in a Complex Simulation Learning Environment

ByTon de Jong, Jos Beishuizen, Casper Hulshof, Frans Prins, Hedderik van Rijn, Maarten van Someren, Marcel Veenman, Pascal Wilhelm