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Cartoon planet: Micro-reflection through digital cartoons - a case study on teaching and learning with young people

Mendes Da Costa, C, Keegan, H and Attwell, G 2009, 'Cartoon planet: Micro-reflection through digital cartoons - a case study on teaching and learning with young people' , Romanian Journal of Pedagogy (7-9) , pp. 112-128.

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    Abstract

    The young learners of today tend to show little enthusiasm for formal schooling. This does not necessarily mean pupils are not interested in learning or developing new skills and competences. In fact, the opposite often happens in the informal settings they belong to. Finding ways of transferring pupil’s informal learning to the school setting is therefore important. This paper gives a brief overview on the development of informal learning activities to encourage young people’s active reflection on their informally acquired competencies through the use of web technologies. The researchers also explore the role of the teacher, and the need of a participatory learning environment in a less formal classroom. Reflections on the experiences and recommendations are also provided.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Virtual Environments & Future Media Research Centre
    Journal or Publication Title: Romanian Journal of Pedagogy
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0034-8678
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2011 10:02
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:19
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/19280

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