Keynotes

Andrea diSessa

Title: “What Constructionists Don’t Know about Constructionism”
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Andrea diSessa holds a Ph.D. in physics (MIT) and is Corey Professor Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association.
His research centers on the role of intuitive knowledge in learning science, and the development of computational literacies. He is the prime designer of Boxer, a medium to support computational literacy. diSessa wrote the books Turtle Geometry: The Computer as a Medium for Exploring Mathematics, with H. Abelson (1981), and Changing Minds: Computers, Learning and Literacy (2000).
He has authored over 100 journal articles and book chapters, including “Local Sciences: Viewing the Design of Human-Computer Systems as Cognitive Science” (1991), “Toward an Epistemology of Physics” (1993), “What Do ‘Just Plain Folk’ Know about Physics” (1996), “Conceptual Change in a Microcosm” (2017), and “Computational literacy and ‘The Big Picture’ concerning computers in mathematics education” (2018).

Conference Chairs

Carina Girvan, Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences

Jake Byrne, Trinity College Dublin, School of Education

Brendan Tangney, Trinity College Dublin, School of Computer Science and Statistics

Valentina Dagienė, Vilnius University, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania

Programme Committee

Ana Isabel SacristanMexico
Antigoni Parmaxi Cyprus
Arnan (Roger) SipitakiatThailand
Brian HarveyUSA
Celia HoylesUK
Chronis KynigosGreece
Deirdre ButlerIreland
Elena Prieto-RodriguezAustralia
Erich NeuwirthAustria
Evgenia SendovaBulgaria
Gary StagerUSA
Gerald FutschekAustria
Ivan KalasSlovakia
James ClaysonFrance
José Armando ValenteBrazil
Márta Turcsányi-SzabóHungary
Michael TanSingapore
Michelle Wilkerson-JerdeUSA
Nathan HolbertUSA
Niall WintersUK
Ralf RomeikeGermany
Richard NossUK
Valentina DagieneLithania
Yasmin KafaiUSA