In school education, children have traditionally learned by absorbing knowledge provided by their teachers and textbooks, that is, they have been passive recipients of knowledge. Recently, some schools have begun to try different learning/teaching approaches: children actively discuss topics with each other and construct knowledge by themselves (Scardamalia and Bereiter 1996). One effective way to support such knowledge construction through discussions and interactions between children, is to design computational media integrated with physical media that allows children to manipulate and share concepts in the physical world (Arias et al. 2000).
+ Cita del paper “Design of systems for supporting collaborative learning augmented with physical artefacts”, de Masanori Sugimoto (2009).