Using the Internet as a communication tool to develop primary school students' social awareness

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Show simple item record Maher, D 2012-02-10T06:10:10Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation The Social Educator, 2010, 28 (2), pp. 12 - 19
dc.identifier.issn 1328-3480
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Unti! recently, learning about cultures in primary schools has been taught mostly through the use of secondary resources such as books and movies. The advent of the Internet as a communication tool allows students to interact directly with students of other cultures so that they can learn WIth and from each other. There has been little research that examines how the Internet can be utilised in the primary school classrooms to support students' understanding of their own and other students' cultures. This article, using a constructivist framework, reports on a qualitative case study conducted with a grade five Australian primary school class in suburban Sydney where students interacted with a rural Australian class and a rural class in the United States of America via email. The benefits of interactions mediated by the Internet to develop students' cultural awareness, both of their own and others are discussed. The information, communication and technology (ICT) skills students gained from participating in the project are also highlighted.
dc.publisher SEAA
dc.title Using the Internet as a communication tool to develop primary school students' social awareness
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent The Social Educator
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 28
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Carlton, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 12 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 19 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
dc.personcode 998011
dc.percentage 100 en_US Curriculum and Pedagogy en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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