Plenary:

NICHES FOR CONSTRUCTIONISM: FORGING CONNECTIONS FOR PRACTICE AND THEORY

Kynigos C.

Can Constructionism afford segregation? Or to put it more positively, what is to be gained if we try to forge connectivities with the academic and the institutional worlds? In this paper I discuss some efforts for connectivity in three different domains. A wide scale Education Ministry digital space for enriched curriculum books, a constructionist kit system built on E-slate which can get students and teachers to create technically sophisticated applications and a process of networking amongst theoretical frameworks and constructs. I argue that such efforts may enable us to include Constructionism as an evolving and in flux realistic epistemology, theory and practice in a world of changing paradigms for education and for using technology.

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