Duality Reconstruction – Teaching Digital Artifacts from a Socio-technical Perspective

  • Carsten Schulte
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5090)


This paper presents a duality perspective for teaching everyday software products. The concept includes didactical lenses as a means to teach students conceptual models of such digital artifacts. The duality of structure and function is proposed as a didactic category to educationally reconstruct digital artifacts from different perspectives (lenses). A comparison of teaching concepts for word processors serves to illustrate the proposed concept of duality reconstruction.


Development Path Dual Nature Word Processor Software Artifact Strategic Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carsten Schulte
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  1. 1.Computer Science EducationFreie Universität BerlinTakustr. 9Berlin

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