Computer Clubhouse Constructionism and Creativity in Youth Communities

ISBN-10: 0807749893
ISBN-13: 9780807749890
Edition: 2009
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This book is about the Computer Clubhouse -- the idea and the place -- that inspires youth to think about themselves as competent, creative, and critical learners. So much of the social life of young people has moved online and participation in the digital public has become an essential part of youth identities and their lives. The Computer Clubhouse makes an important contribution not just in the local communities but also as a model for after-school learning environments. The model has been very successful scaling up, with over 110 clubhouses now in existence worldwide. Presenting research by scholars that have documented and analyzed the Computer Clubhouse Network across the globe, this book considers the implications of their findings in the context of what it means to provide youth with a rich array of computing experiences, preparing them to meet the goals of the 21st Century

Foreword
The Computer Clubhouse: The Intel Perspective
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Computer Clubhouse: A Place for Youth
The Computer Clubhouse Model
Origins and Guiding Principles of the Computer Clubhouse
Going Global: Clubhouse Ideas Travel Around the World
Perspectives from the Field: It Takes a Village to Raise a Clubhouse
Creative Constructions
Making Games, Art, and Animations with Scratch
Interface Design with Hook-Ups
Youth Video Productions of Dance Performances
Collaborations in the Clubhouse Community
Encouraging Peer Sharing: Learning Reflections in a Community of Designers
The Multiple Roles of Mentors
The Computer Clubhouse Village: Sharing Ideas and Connecting Communities of Designers Across Borders
Showcases of Computer Clubhouse Successes
Participation, Engagement, and Youth Impact in the Clubhouse Network
Hear Our Voices: Girls Developing Technology Fluency
From Photoshop to Programming
Epilogue: A Place for the Future
References
About the Contributors
Index

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