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|Title:||Is CSCL the missing link between education and the 21st century economy?|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences|
|Citation:||Roschelle, J., Patton, C., & Toyama, Y. (2011). Is CSCL the missing link between education and the 21st century economy?. In Spada, H., Stahl, G., Miyake, N., & Law, N. (Eds.), Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice: CSCL2011 Conference Proceedings. Volume I — Long Papers (pp. 542-549). Hong Kong, China: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||To foster discussion that links CSCL to policy and practice (per the conference theme), we ask: what can CSCL research contribute towards preparing learners for the future economy? Building on the knowledge base we developed in a 2-year research project involving both learning scientists and economists, we first briefly review some of the challenges in establishing strong links from educational innovations to economic impacts. We postulate that the promise of linking CSCL to economic concerns requires shifting attention from goals of efficiency to goals that balance efficiency and innovation yet the outcomes most researchers seek and measure still focus too much on efficiency. To further catalyze discussion, we suggest more deeply theorizing innovation and developing assessments that are sensitive to cognitive diversity. We offer a definition of innovation tasks as those that require student to adapt resources and expertise to define and solve challenging problems for the benefit of others.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 2011|
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