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By M. M. A. Valcke (auth.), Brigitte Denis (eds.)

Control expertise is a brand new studying atmosphere which deals the chance to soak up the commercial and academic problem of allowing humans to conform to new applied sciences and use them to unravel difficulties. Giving childrens (and additionally adults) easy accessibility to regulate know-how introduces them to a studying atmosphere the place they could construct their wisdom throughout various subject matters. As they construct and software their very own automata and robots, they discover ways to resolve difficulties, paintings incollaboration, and be artistic. in addition they research extra approximately technological know-how, electronics, physics, laptop literacy, laptop assisted production, etc. This ebook, in response to a NATO complex study Workshop within the detailed Programme on complicated academic expertise, provides a cross-curricular method of studying approximately regulate expertise. The advised method is energetic studying, the place the teacher's position is to stimulate the learner to construct wisdom by means of delivering him/her with acceptable fabrics (hardware and software program) and proposals to strengthen the objective abilities. the consequences are encouraging, even if extra instruments are had to aid the learner to generalize from his/her concrete scan up to speed expertise in addition to to guage its impact at the objective abilities. The contributions not just speak about epistemological controversies associated with such studying environments as keep watch over know-how, but in addition file at the state-of-the-art and new advancements within the box and current a few stimulating ideas.

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We began by training teachers and then we helped them to introduce this activity with their pupils. Control technology activity lasted for each child two complete days. They were using LOGO language in a constructivist environment with robotics primitives written for controlling the LEGO® interface (Sougne 1989). I took advantage of this opportunity to collect data about children's programming activity. I modified the LOGO editor so that the content of the editor is saved every time children gets out of it.

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