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Editors: Kieron Sheehy, Rebecca Ferguson and Gill Clough (The Open Universtiy, Walton Hall, UK )
Book Description:
The book deals with the challenges that arise when virtual worlds are used for learning and teaching. The ideas and practices emerging from this field are relevant to all educators, and offers insights into the development of a pedagogy that is authentic, inclusive and enjoyable. Each chapter addresses a particular issue and is illustrated with examples drawn from both research and practice. These examples cover a wide range of learning scenarios, both formal and informal, involving teenagers, school pupils, undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as a variety of lifelong learners. The issues include the importance of virtual worlds, the influence of online games and physical-world economics and politics, the relationship between avatars and learner identity, the challenges of ensuring child safety and protection, interaction between real-world and in-world environments and activities, accessibility and the development of new pedagogies.The authors’ are all teachers and learners in virtual worlds; many have been responsible for designing, programming and maintaining virtual environments.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Introduction: challenging education in virtual worlds, pp. 1-15
(Rebecca Ferguson, Kieron Sheehy and Gill Clough)

Chapter 2. Virtual Worlds: The States of Play, pp. 17-31
(Kieron Sheehy and Dan Seamans)

Chapter 3. Living in immaterial worlds: Who are we when we learn and teach in virtual worlds?, pp. 33-51
(Anna Peachey)

Chapter 4. The business of child protection in educational virtual worlds, pp. 53-65
(Kieron Sheehy and Tamara Littleton)

Chapter 5. Learning together and alone in virtual worlds, pp. 67-84
(Judy Robertson and Nicole Cargill-Kipar)

Chapter 6. Virtual worlds are authentic sites for learning, pp. 85-101
(Gill Clough and Rebecca Ferguson)

Chapter 7. 21st-century skills… all dressed up in the technology of the Knowledge Age?, pp. 103-123
(Jonathan Rix)

Chapter 8. When educational worlds collide, pp. 125-142
(Peter Twining)

Chapter 9. Breaking down the barriers, pp. 143-157
(Rebecca Ferguson and Kieron Sheehy)

Chapter 10. Inclusive education and virtual worlds: The Teacher Embodiment And LEarning Affordance Framework (TEALEAF), pp. 159-183
(Kieron Sheehy)

Index pp.185-197

      Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 7 x 10, pp.197
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-261-3
   Status: AV
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