We need to know more about how new technologies of information and communication influence learning and education in general and Science in Society activities for children and young people in particular.

Depending on their living environment children experience the internet as part of their everyday reality, as virtual environment or even do not have access at all. How can we take into account the structural changes as well as the tools that come with new technologies to help the children to be prepared for a possible academic career, to understand the concepts of science and research or to participate as citizens in the decisions regarding their present and future? How can these new technologies help the institutions to understand the needs and expectations of young people?

Let us continue the discussions of our conference on this subject in Porto and share some more facts and ideas.


Albin E. Wallace

A comparison of children’s in-school and out-of-school use of the internet: The coherence of the inchoate


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The thesis of Albin Wallace, leader of a workshop on The Actors: New Media Experts & Old Pedagogues? at the Porto conference.

Wallace, Albin E (2012) A comparison of children’s in-school and out-of-school use of the internet: The coherence of the inchoate. EdD thesis, University of Sheffield, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

You can also have a look at his blog on ICT in education.

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