Dewey’s Conception of Incorporating Technology into Curriculum
Hee-Young Kim, University of Houston, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Abstract: The main focus of this paper is to explain the use of technology in curriculum based on Deweyan's perspectives. Dewey's conception of learning through experience, written in the late 19th century, proactively prepared a framework for integrating twenty-first-century technology into curriculum. Recent technology enables multimedia instruction that can provide diverse learning experiences, stimulating students' five senses. Multimedia offers real experience, which is Dewey's primary concern for learning. In addition, multimedia brings out internal motivation with its features to raise the intrinsic motivational level of a lesson. In instruction, multimedia is capable of infusing interaction, which is a fundamental principal of experience. Dewey's conception of tools clarifies how to use the Internet, which could become meaningful after the proper input of human labor in the learning context.
Kim, H.Y. (2004). Dewey’s Conception of Incorporating Technology into Curriculum. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4141-4146). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).