Proposed workshop schedule
- Reflections on introducing making construals in the classroom using the Getting Started with Eden worksheet
15.40 Hands-on experience of making construals
- The Making Construals in the MCE worksheet (for which access to a laptop or equivalent computer is required)
[The Making Construals in the MCE worksheet is an online resource which you can also consult in its printed form.]
16.10 Discussion and feedback (see supplementary resources on the right)
Because of the limited availability of computers for the hands-on activiity, it will be necessary for participants to work in small groups. To reduce the demand for computers, there will also be several iterations of a short 5-10 minute presentation relating to the OXO laboratory (the theme of the thematically related presentation which precedes the workshop) running in parallel with the hands-on session (see screenshots from the OXO laboratory).
A screenshot showing the OXO laboratory with JSPE slides and the script input window in the MCE
- The Getting Started with JS-Eden worksheet in context at a workshop for teachers in Athens in April 2016
- Feedback from student diaries from the original workshop at an Athens Lycaeum in September 2015.
- Antony Harfield, Rene Alimisi, Peter Tomcsanyi, Nick Pope, Meurig Beynon. Constructionism as making construals: first steps with JS-Eden in the classroom. In Proc. of Constructionism 2016, February 1-5, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand, 42-52
- Stavroula Misthou's version of the solar system construal.
- Rob Freeman's exercise on a BBC Basic solar system model, distributed under a Creative Commons Licence as a resource for the CAS community
- Chris Grainger on Coding is not the new literacy.