Spontaneous Interaction between Kindergarten Children and Computers. A Case Study of the Project Discetech-Bimbotech.
Authors: Rega, I., Petazzi, S., Torrebruno, A. and Paolini, P.
Editors: Montgomerie, C. and Viteli, J.
Journal: Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2001
The project Discetech, started in 1996, in Northern Italy, with the aim of experimenting the introduction of new technologies within the teaching-learning activities of high school classrooms. Since 1998, a similar project, Bimbotech, has been developed for initial classrooms (from 4 to 10 years old children). Several hundreds of experiments, involving several thousands of pupils have been carried on by the teachers, previously instructed and assisted by the staff of the projectThis paper briefly introduces the Discetech-Bimbotech project, and then closely examines one of the most interesting Bimbotech experiment’s: the organization, the phases, the results and the lessons learned are analyzed. The last section describes how the work will proceed, in order to understand better some pedagogical issues, and also how to disseminate the experience to other classrooms and other teachers.
Preferred by: Isabella Rega