Print Email Facebook Twitter Bee together: A collaborative peer learning educational tool for middle childhood Title Bee together: A collaborative peer learning educational tool for middle childhood Author Pudjiatie, C.R. Contributor Lauche, K. (mentor) Van Rijn, H. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Product Innovation Management Programme Master of Science Strategic Product Design Date 2010-08-26 Abstract The key objective of this research project is to identify and fulfils the needs of educational tool, which enable teachers and schools in nurturing and rising a generation of the 21st century literacy and workforce readiness. Collaborative learning is one of the essential skills for children in order to participate in the twenty-first century era. The new skills require teachers to nurture children in developing soft skills and digital literacy to participate in an information society. Therefore, children are not only needed to be prepared with the technology of the changing world, but also should acquire competence in the global landscape workforce, such as the ability to collaborate with both local and global community. Middle childhood experience a shift calls concrete operational thinking. The social developments aspects of 6 to 9 years represent the beginning of understand the importance of relationship with peer and the influence of peer group. Therefore nurturing social competence becomes an important part of the primary school education system. A field study in Delftse Montessorischool using contextmapping excercise identified that children of 6 to 9 years are aware of the meaning of friendship and have the ability to relate to both children within their immediate environment and beyond their community. The exploration study resulted in design framework, which outline the key features of social competence in collaborative learning. The concept development of the Bee together educational tool, cultivate from the design framework. Bee together educational tool aims to facilitate teacher to create a collaborative learning environment for a group of four children. The tool assists co-located peer learning and distance peer learning. The co-located peer learning nurture empathy, group idea generation and group discussion. The distance peer learning, foster active learning and exchange of learning and experience. Further experiential prototype was developed and user tested was conducted resulted in the relevance of the concept design and recommendation for further development. Three business models recommendations were generated each from its own corporate strength and the contribution to the well being of children. The business models are categories into three different approaches as education, corporate and open source. The proposed business models provides strategies from the perspective of educational organisation, commercial corporation and non profit organisation in supporting the Millennium Development Goals on enhancing primary education in terms of quality and access. Subject childreneducation toolcolaborative learningpeer learningeducation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:e7797f90-2c30-4ba2-bd9e-0c5624fa9462 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2010 Pudjiatie, C.R.