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Sustaining the Inquiry Cycle: Digital Literacy Reframed.

Casey, Leo and Bruce, Bertram C. (2010) Sustaining the Inquiry Cycle: Digital Literacy Reframed. In: Proceedings of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2010. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA., pp. 1372-1379. ISBN 9781880094785

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Dewey's ideas on experience and learning offer much by way of theoretical understanding of the learning process. However, educators often find it difficult to translate such insights into practice. This may be due, in part, to the tradition of formal approaches to instruction. The Inquiry Cycle, as a model of the learning process, provides a conceptual bridge between Dewey's theories and primary school teaching practice. A new contextual definition of Digital Literacy, framed in terms of sustaining the Inquiry Cycle, is proposed here. This framework was developed and validated in a study of the practices of eight Irish primary classes. The study also developed two new pedagogic tools – the Digital Literacy Component Checklist and the Inquiry Cycle Activity Summary – for practitioners, researchers and policy makers.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > Literacy
Divisions: Centre For Research and Innovation in Learning and Teaching Publications
Depositing User: Timothy Lawless
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2014 13:18
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 11:08

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