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Towards Establishing the Best Ways to Teach and Learn about IT

Towards Establishing the Best Ways to Teach and Learn about IT
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Author(s): Chris Cope (La Trobe University, Australia), Lorraine Staehr (La Trobe University, Australia) and Pat Horan (La Trobe University, Australia)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 28
Source title: Challenges of Information Technology Education in the 21st Century
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Eli B. Cohen (Leon Kozminski Academy of Entrepreneurship & Management, Poland and Informing Science Institute, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-34-1.ch004

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Abstract

In this chapter we report on an ongoing project to improve the ways we teach about IT in an undergraduate degree. Using a relational perspective on learning, we have developed a framework of factors to encourage students to adopt a deep approach to learning about IT. We describe the design, implementation, evaluation and refinement of learning contexts and learning activities based on the framework. Results are encouraging and show a significant positive effect when compared with a previous study by other researchers involving a different teaching and learning context.

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