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Monitoring Teachers’ Complex Thinking while Engaging in Philosophical Inquiry with Web 2.0

  • Agni Stylianou-Georgiou
  • Alexios Petrou
  • Andri Ioannou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8524)

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine how we can exploit new technologies to scaffold and monitor the development of teachers’ complex thinking while engaging in philosophical inquiry. We set up an online learning environment using wiki and forum technologies and we organized the activity in four major steps to scaffold complex thinking for the teacher participants. In this article, we present the evolution of complex thinking of one group of teachers by studying their interactions in depth.

Keywords

complex thinking critical thinking creative thinking caring thinking philosophy for children philosophical inquiry technology integration wiki forum WikiSplit 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agni Stylianou-Georgiou
    • 1
  • Alexios Petrou
    • 1
  • Andri Ioannou
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of NicosiaNicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.Cyprus University of TechnologyLimassolCyprus

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