5D: A bridge to new inter-institutional learning practices - A school-university coalition

Document type: Bookchapters
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
Year: 2005
Pagination: 63-85
Editor: M Nilsson & H Nocon
ISBN: 3-03910273-7
Publisher: Peter Lang
City: Oxford
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/mam/
Authors e-mail: mnl@bth.se
Language: English
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.
Subject: Education\General
Computer Science\Networks and Communications
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