Collaborative Cognitive Tools for Shared Representations: The Missing Link Between the National Information Strategy for Education and its Practical Implementation in Schools

Jukka Orava, Pasi Silander

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Abstract

There has long been a missing link between the National Information Strategies for Education and its implementation into teaching practices in schools. In this chapter we present the new collaborative cognitive tools (CCT) for shared representations. The cognitive tools make a difference by providing a platform for collaborative construction of the school’s information strategy with a shared vision and practice-oriented goals supporting its implementation. Collaborative cognitive tools work as mediators in a transformation process from the traditional school culture, where teachers work alone, to the new culture of teachers’ collaboration and teamwork. In addition, they provide an instrument for pedagogical leadership for school principals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultiple Perspectives on Problem Solving and Learning in the Digital Age
EditorsDirk Ifenthaler, Michael Spector, Kinshuk , Pedro Isaias, Demetrios Sampson
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer New York
Chapter2
Pages127-139
Number of pages13
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4419-7612-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-4419-7611-6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Keywords

  • cognitive tools
  • pedagogical leadership
  • information strategy
  • shared representations

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