Creative Improvisations with Information and Communication Technology to Support Learning : A Conceptual and Developmental Framework
Vesisenaho, M., Dillon, P., Havu-Nuutinen, S., Nousiainen, T., Valtonen, T., & Wang, R. (2017). Creative Improvisations with Information and Communication Technology to Support Learning : A Conceptual and Developmental Framework. Journal of Teacher Education and Educators, 6 (3), 229-250. Retrieved from http://jtee.org/document/issue14/article1.pdf
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This article is about facilitating collaborative, creative improvisations in learning with Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and in so doing enhancing under-utilised creative possibilities in education and development in schools, universities, workplaces and in every-day life. Improvisation is defined and earlier research on supporting creative improvisations with ICT is outlined. There follows a conceptual framing where improvisation is seen as a creative outcome of certain cultural ecological interactions in learning environments. It is proposed that these creative improvisational interactions can be facilitated by ICT, and developmental ideas are presented. The purpose of the article is to review current practice and integrate it within an appropriate conceptual framework and thus outline a research and development agenda for future innovative work in the field.