Dialogic Knowledge Construction as the Crucial Issue in Network-Based Learning in Vocational Education
Helena Aarnio, Jouni Enqvist, Häme Polytechnic, Vocational Teacher Education College, Finland
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The VETO-project is part of the National Strategy's goals in order to provide good learning opportunities through the use of networks in vocational education in Finland. The methodological strategy is action research. This paper presents some essential results of the ongoing project. The main idea in this project have been to construct a dynamic dialogic model for learning and knowledge construction on the net. In this paper, the basic grounds of the model are described and a tentative model is introduced. The results already available of this project show that it is necessary to develop further pedagogy for dialogic knowledge construction on the net in vocational education. Vocational teachers and learners need cognitive tools in order to be competent on the net. The new learning platforms on the Internet are technically fairly good and versatile, but teachers and learners do not know yet, how to use them pedagogically adequate.
Aarnio, H. & Enqvist, J. (2001). Dialogic Knowledge Construction as the Crucial Issue in Network-Based Learning in Vocational Education. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1-6). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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