5D: A bridge to new inter-institutional learning practices - A school-university coalition
|Author(s):||Monica E Nilsson, Berthel Sutter|
|Title:||5D: A bridge to new inter-institutional learning practices - A school-university coalition|
|Book:||Teaching and Technology in Local and Global Communities|
|Editor:||M Nilsson & H Nocon|
|Organization:||Blekinge Institute of Technology|
|Department:||School of Management (Sektionen för management)
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|Abstract:||This chapter presents a case study of an in-school Fifth Dimension, 5D, project in an elementary school in the town of Ronneby in Sweden. By in-school program we mean that the 5D was part of the regular curriculum and took place during the school day. The question that prompted the research team to co-develop and implement this project was: In what ways does a local university, i.e., researchers and college teachers, best help public schools to become the educators of tomorrow.
The chapter starts with a narrative of the 5D activities in the school as well as of the development of the university–school collaboration that made the 5D a reality. Later, we discuss the role of university involvement in preparing for a new kind of public education that involves experimenting with technologies and participant diversity.
Computer Science\Networks and Communications