Introducing our new book!

Together with wonderful Isa Jahnke we are thrilled to introduce: Emergent Practices and Material Conditions in Teaching and Learning with Technologies. An edited book published by Springer.

Acknowledgments. The anthology originated in two workshops held at CSCL in 2015 and 2017. We thank the scientific committees of these conferences for supporting the topic and scope of our workshops. We also thank all the workshop participants, especially those whose contributions did not find their way into this volume. We are particularly grateful to Crina Damşa, who contributed to tightening the arguments of the workshop proposal held at CSCL2017. The production of this volume would not have been possible without the support of our academic homes, the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University and the College of Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Abstract. Our volume invites the reader to explore the complexities and the dynamic character of interacting with technologies that unfold in the everyday flow of practices in schools, museums, field trips, and the home. In particular, we paid attention to the material conditions of such practices via, for instance, the exploration of media discourses on information and communication technologies in the classroom; the ongoing digitization of the school; the use of video chat for language learning; the instantiation of CrossActionSpaces in urban science classrooms; the development of symbolic technologies such as the Carbon Footprint Calculator; the design of apps and virtual museums for learning science; the use of text message tools for collaborative learning in teacher education and the design, implementation, and evaluation of Augmented Reality (AR) apps in outdoor learning. As a result, this volume brings together inspirational and high-quality chapters that raise a range of important ideas and showcase the importance of looking beyond technology- enhanced learning. Five take-away messages are presented at the end of this chapter. They summarize how the chapters included in this volume contribute to understanding everyday practice and materiality as constitutive of human cognition, agency, educational values and creative critique. Taken together they call for complementary views of research on technologies in education and invite scholars in the field to reimagine studies about learning and teaching in the digital age.

Here is the table of content of the book that soon will be available online!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Table of Contents

Part 1 – Conceptual Views on Practices and Materiality in Education

Chapter 1. Introduction to Emergent Practices and Material Conditions in Learning and Teaching with Technologies . Teresa Cerratto-Pargman & Isa Jahnke

Chapter 2. Materiality, Learning and Cognitive Practices – Artefacts as Instruments of Thinking. Roger Säljö

Chapter 3. Unpacking Emergent Teaching Practices with Digital Technology. Teresa Cerratto-Pargman

Chapter 4. Exploring Representations of Classroom Practices Mediated by Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). Mariana Landau

Part 2 – Understanding Emergent School Practices and their Inherent Materiality 

Chapter 5. Exploring the Final Phase of a 1:1 Laptop Initiative From the Teacher Perspective. Marcia Håkansson-Lindqvist

Chapter 6. Is the Tablet a Teacher or a Student Tool? Emergent Practices in Tablet-based Classrooms. Eva Mårell-Olsson, Peter Bergström & Isa Jahnke

Chapter 7. WhatsApp With Science? Emergent CrossactionSpaces for Communication and Collaboration Practices in the Urban Science Classroom. Jennifer D. Adams

Chapter 8. “Wow” and Then What? Tablets in a Conservative Polish School: Mapping Emergent Teaching and Learning Practices in the Classroom. Lucyna Kopciewicz & Hussein Bougsiaa

Chapter 9. Material Conditions of Collaborative Knowledge Construction: The Case of Monoplant. Anders I. Mørch, Hani Murad, Jo Herstad, Sjur Seibt & Morten Kjelling

Chapter 10. Orchestrating Learning as an Emergent Practice in the Use of Location-based Games With Mobile Devices. Jimmy Jaldemark, Sofia Eriksson Bergström & Peter Mozelius

Part 3: Discerning Material Conditions in Informal, Outdoor learning and Learning in the Wild

Chapter 11. The Impact of Materiality on the Design of Mobile, Augmented Reality Learning Environments in a Summer Club. Eleni A. Kyza & Yiannis Georgiou

Chapter 12. Repertoires of Digital literacy Practices in a Student-generated Virtual Museum: Emergent Digital Multiliteracy Practices at the Core of the Museum-school Partnership. Stephania Savva

Chapter 13. How the Materiality of Mobile Video Chats Shapes Emergent Language Learning Practices in Early Childhood. Christian Waldmann & Kirk PH Sullivan  

Chapter 14. Socio-material Configurations and Resources Supporting Observations in Outdoor Learning: Results from Multiple Iterations of the Tree Investigator Project. Heather Toomey Zimmerman & Susan M. Land

Part 4 – Moving Forward 

Chapter 15. Encoding the Practice of Teaching and Learning With Technologies – Implications for Deep Learning. Isa Jahnke

 Chapter 16. Next Steps: Toward a Relational Mode of Thinking for Educational Technology. Teresa Cerratto-Pargman & Isa Jahnke