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Open virtual worlds as pedagogical research tools: Learning from the Schome Park Programme

Twining, Peter and Peachey, Anna (2009). Open virtual worlds as pedagogical research tools: Learning from the Schome Park Programme. In: Tatnall, Arthur and Jones, Anthony eds. Education and Technology for a Better World. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, 302. Springer, pp. 263–272.

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This paper introduces the term Open Virtual Worlds and argues that they are ‘unclaimed educational spaces’, which provide a valuable tool for researching pedagogy. Having explored these claims the way in which Teen Second Life® virtual world was used for pedagogical experimentation in the initial phases of the Schome Park Programme is described. Four sets of pedagogical dimensions that emerged are presented and illustrated with examples from the Schome Park Programme.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2009 Springer
ISBN: 3-642-03114-5, 978-3-642-03114-4
Extra Information: 9th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers in Education, WCCE 2009, Bento Gonçalves, Brazil, July 27-31, 2009. Proceedings
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 19871
Depositing User: Peter Twining
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2010 12:09
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 14:45
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