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Volume 10, Number 3
15 July 2015

Special Issue “Constructionism and Creativity”, edited by Chronis Kynigos & Gerald Futschek

Cover Art: «Blanks» © by Daniel D’Aquila, 2012, acrylic paints on 18 x 24

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Table of Contents

Editorial

Re-Situating Constructionism

Chronis Kynigos & Gerald Futschek

Perspective

Reconstructing Constructionism

Richard Noss & James Clayson

Target Article

Beyond Technocentrism: Supporting Constructionism in the Classroom

Karen Brennan

Open Peer Commentaries

Embedding Technology in Pedagogy

Hugh Gash & Thomas McCloughlin

Changing Teacher Beliefs: Moving towards Constructionism

Carina Girvan

Embedding Inquiry and Workplace in a Constructionist Approach to Mathematics and Science Teachers’ Education

Giorgos Psycharis

Author’s Response: The Critical Context of Teacher Attitudes and Beliefs

Karen Brennan

Target Article

Designing Constructionist E-Books: New Mediations for Creative Mathematical Thinking?

Chronis Kynigos

Open Peer Commentaries

Objects To Think With

Karen Brennan

Locating the Learner in Collaborative Constructionist Design

Michelle Hoda Wilkerson-Jerde

Thoughts on Developing Theory in Designing C-Books

Dolores Corcoran

Author’s Response: Designing for New Mediations: A Constructionist Approach

Chronis Kynigos

Target Article

Building Bridges to Algebra through a Constructionist Learning Environment

Eirini Geraniou & Manolis Mavrikis

Open Peer Commentaries

Proposing a Framework for Exploring “Bridging”

Nicole Panorkou

Building Bridges that are Functional and Structural

Ian Jones

Bringing Reflection to the Fore Using Narrative Construction

John Mason

Authors’ Response: Let’s Cross that Bridge… but Don’t Forget to Look Back at Our Old Neighborhood

Eirini Geraniou & Manolis Mavrikis

Target Article

Elementary Students’ Construction of Geometric Transformation Reasoning in a Dynamic Animation Environment

Nicole Panorkou & Alan Maloney

Open Peer Commentaries

Documenting the Learning Process from a Constructionist Perspective

Janet Bowers

Reasoning in a Dynamic Animation Environment

Karen F. Hollebrands

Body Syntonicity in Multi-Point Rotation?

Arthur Hjorth

Authors’ Response: Planting Seeds of Mathematical Abstraction

Nicole Panorkou & Alan Maloney

Target Article

Constructionism and Deconstructionism

Pavel Boytchev

Open Peer Commentaries

Deconstruction in Software Construction

Gerald Futschek

Construction and Deconstruction

Brian Harvey

“Deconstructionism” - A Neglected Stage in the Constructivist Learning Process?

Wayne Holmes

Author’s Response: Does Understanding Deconstruction Require Its Deconstruction?

Pavel Boytchev

Target Article

Learning about Learning with Teachers and (from) Young Children

Chrystalla Papademetri-Kachrimani

Open Peer Commentaries

Backwards-and-Forwards from the Unexpected: Teachers as Constructionist Learners

Ana Isabel Sacristán

Elements of Surprise in Teaching and Learning

Nikoleta Yiannoutsou

Author’s Response: School Reform: Is it indeed impossible?

Chrystalla Papademetri-Kachrimani

Target Article

Learning about Urban Sustainability with Digital Stories: Promoting Collaborative Creativity from a Constructionist Perspective

Maria Daskolia, Chronis Kynigos & Katerina Makri

Open Peer Commentaries

Studying Complexity: Creativity, Collaboration and Learning

Carina Girvan

Tool Selection and Its Impact on Collaborative Learning

Kylie Peppler

Narrative Learning for Meaning-Making, Collaboration and Creativity

Giuliana Dettori

Authors’ Response: Seeking “Power” in Powerful Ideas, Systems Thinking and Affective Aspects of Learning

Katerina Makri, Maria Daskolia & Chronis Kynigos

Target Article

Amusement, Delight, and Whimsy: Humor Has Its Reasons that Reason Cannot Ignore

Edith K. Ackermann

Open Peer Commentaries

All Alone, Together?

Vincent Kenny

Towards a Delightful Critique of Pure Reason

Theo Hug

Humor as a Humble Way to Access the Complexity of Knowledge Construction

Anna Chronaki & Chronis Kynigos

Author’s Response: Impenetrable Minds, Delusion of Shared Experience: Let’s Pretend (“dicciamo che io ero la mamma”)

Edith K. Ackermann

Regular Section

Reviews

Specifying Revolutionary Sense-Making. Review of Enactive Cognition at the Edge of Sense-Making: Making Sense of Non-Sense edited by Tom Froese and Massimiliano Cappuccio

Patrick Hoburg

Computational Explanation in Cognitive Sciences: The Mechanist Turn. Review of Explaining the Computational Mind by Marcin Milkowksi

Sven Delarivière & Joachim Frans

Editorial

Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Volume 10