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Title: A discussion of constructivist learning in relation to the development of ideation using a Virtual Reality Learning Environment for Innovation Education in Iceland
Authors: Thorsteinsson, Gisli
Denton, H.G.
Keywords: Innovation Education
ideation
pedagogy
Virtual Reality Learning
constructivism
Computer Supportive Collaborative Learning
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Loughborough University
Citation: THORSTEINSSON, G. and DENTON, H.G., 2007. A discussion of constructivist learning in relation to the development of ideation using a Virtual Reality Learning Environment for Innovation Education in Iceland. IN: E-learning in Science and Design and Technology : Proceedings of IDATER on-line conference 2005 - 2006. Loughborough : Loughborough University, pp. 62-77
Abstract: Innovation Education (IE) is a new subject area in Icelandic schools. The aim of the subject is to train students to identify needs and problems in their environment and to develop solutions: a process of ideation. This activity has been classroom based but now a Virtual Reality Learning Environment technology (VRLE) has been designed to support ideation. This technology supports online communications between students and teacher and enables them to develop drawings and descriptions of their solutions. The VRLE is network based and the students work online in the school with their ideas in real time. As this learning environment is new it is important to explore and evaluate its use and value. This paper describes the basic IE pedagogical model and the subsequent development of the VRLE. These are discussed in relation to constructivist learning theories. The paper also contains contemplation about future research to develop the pedagogical understanding for using VRLE to support the development of ideation skills inside of the innovation process.
Description: This is a conference paper
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/3031
ISBN: 9780947974657
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