Tools for the Mind

@article{Burns2006ToolsFT,
  title={Tools for the Mind},
  author={M. Burns},
  journal={Educational Leadership},
  year={2006},
  volume={63},
  pages={48-53}
}
  • M. Burns
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Educational Leadership
Revisiting the literature from the 1990s on instructional technology is like journeying back to a more nostalgic and hopeful time when the promise of computers—and their potential impact on student learning— appeared boundless. Used in concert with a learner-centered instructional approach and a curriculum that focused on authentic learning, computers, it was thought, would serve as ―mind tools‖ (Jonassen, 1996) to build students' higher-order thinking skills. In fact, the terms computers and… Expand
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