Collaborating and co-elaborating with teachers towards a constructionist school environment

Year: 2019

Author: Lima, Solange

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

rship; community engagement, learning-by-making.

When we think of innovative teaching practices what first comes to mind are technological gadgets and hyperconnected learning spaces. This picture alienates most of the schools in the underdeveloped world. Teaching in an under-resourced public school can be a very lonely practice based on responding to constant deprivation and ever-changing conditions. It does not seem like an environment that invites educators to engage in collaborative work with technology, develop professional networks, and extend their practice beyond the school. The good news is that such hardship can catalyse partnerships and collaboration to solve real problems making those schools authentic constructionist environments with innovative teaching practices that gradually adopt technology as a mean to enhance them.