By Jacques Berleur (auth.), Tom J. van Weert, Robert K. Munro (eds.)
SECIII-Social, moral and Cognitive problems with Informatics and ICT Welcome to the post-conference e-book of SECIII, the IFIP Open convention on Social, moral and Cognitive problems with Informatics and ICT (Information and conversation know-how) which happened from July 22-26, 2002 on the collage of Dortmund, Germany, in co-operation with the German machine society (Gesellschaft flir Informatik). not like such a lot overseas meetings, these organised in the IFIP schooling neighborhood are lively occasions. This wasn't a dry educational convention - lecturers, teachers and curriculum specialists, coverage makers, researchers and brands mingled and labored jointly to discover, replicate and talk about social, moral and cognitive concerns. The extra worth lies in what they, the contributors, took away in new rules for destiny examine and perform, and within the new networks that have been shaped, either digital and genuine. as well as Keynote Addresses and Paper shows from foreign authors, there have been Provocative Paper classes, Case reviews, Focussed Debates and artistic trade periods in addition to specialist operating teams who debated specific topics. The Focussed Debate classes helped to stimulate the feel of engagement between convention members. A industry position with follow-up operating teams used to be a good spotlight and galvanised individuals to supply attention-grabbing studies. those have been awarded to the convention on its final day. Cross-fertilisation among the papers generated a few outstanding and necessary cross-referencing and a plethora of social, moral and cognitive concerns emerged within the discussions that the paper presentations.
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2 Axis 2- Innovation with ICT fails, being inhibited and stifled by a failure to capture the imagination and support of parents and the public. Propositions: A tension exists between the need for radical change demanded by educational policy and the majority sentiments of parents, the media and the electorate. Attempts at educational reform are currently ignoring this tension, remaining too inward looking and failing to exploit the technology to modernise the policy making process itself. In scenario 1, this tension is not acute in the short term since the curriculum and examinations reflect the status quo and have majority support.
It must be made clear where exactly the idea should be introduced and applied in the informatics curriculum and what advantage its use offers for solving the problem. • The appropriate minimal system, its basic elements and operations, and their inter-relationships must be explained in detail. • The inner structure of the field defined by the minimal system must be analysed. 28 Andreas Schwill • It is important that students are shown how this approach and earlier applications of minimal systems in other subjects coincide or differ.