EDITH K. ACKERMANN

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Chapters in Books

2007. “Experiences of artifacts: People’s appropriation, objects’ affordances”. In Key works on radical constructivism. Ernst von Glasersfeld (M. Larochelle, Ed.) Rotterdam. NL. Sense Publishers pp. 149-159

2007. [With Nikolovska, L.] “Exploratory design, interactive furniture: Importance of object’s presence”.In Interactive furniture supporting collaboration (Dillembourg, Huang, Cherubini. Eds). EPFL Lausanne. Springer Verlag In press. 2nd author

2004. “Constructing knowledge and transforming the world”. [PDF] In  A learning zone of one’s own: Sharing representations and flow in collaborative learning environmernts. (Tokoro, M.; Steels, L. Eds.). IOS Press, Amsterdam, Berlin. Oxford, Tokyo, Washington, DC. Part 1. Chapt.2. pp. 15-37.

2004.  “Time and changes over time: A child’s View”. In Children, Play, and Time. (Knoop, H.H., Ed). Danish University of education Press. Pp. 101 - 113

2002. “Create a world, Inhabit the creation: Imaginary projections in symbolic activities” In Collaboration and Learning in V- Environments (Bopry, J. & Etelepelto, A. Eds.). E-Book. University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Chap. 3 pp. 29-48. ISBN 951-39-1420-8.

2002. “Le relazioni dei bambini con le cose che pensano” In Rappresentazione e Teorie della Mente (A cura di G. Padovani & F. Braga Illa). Parma: MUP, pp. 105-131.

2001. “Constructivisme et Constructionisme: Quelle Différence” InConstructivisms: Usages et  Perspectives en Education  (Volume 1 et 2.) Geneva: SRED/Cahier 8. pp. 85-94

2001. “Agerende repraesentatoner I learing” In Cyberflux: Digital Kunst og Kommunikation. (Scott Soerensen, A., Kampmann Walter, B. . Eds.) Odense Universitetsforlag.   ISBN 87-7838-593-8, pp. 225-250.

1999.  “Epilogue: Create a World, Animate the Creation.”  In Projective Chronometry. By Sung Ho Kim (Genter, C. Ed.). Library of Congress Catalog:  ISBN 0- 9676300-0-2 (pbk.). pp. 90-91. 

1999. “Sich Einrichten in Fantasie Raumen: Untersuchungen zum Gebrauch von Symbolen. In (E. Renk Ed.) Konstruktivismus: Lehren, Prüfen, und Lernen in imaginierten Räumen.  Neuwied; Kriftel: Luchterhand Verlag.  pp. 79-99

1999.  “Enactive Representations in Learning: Pretense, Models, and Machines.” In Learning Sites: Social and technological Contexts for learning (J. Bliss, P. Lihght, &  R. Saljo, Eds.) Elsevier: Advances in learning and Instruction. Chap.11. pp:144-154.

1999 [with Blaye, A. & Light, P.]The Relevance of Relevance in Children’s Cognition. In Learning Sites: Social and technological Contexts for learning (Bliss, Lihght, &  Saljo, Eds.) Elsevier: Advances in learning and Instruction. Chap.6, pp. 120-132.

1996. "Perspective-Taking and Object-Construction”   In Constructionism in Practice: Designing, Thinking, and Learning in a Digital World (Kafai, Y. & and Resnick, M. Eds.). Chap. 2, pp. 25-37. Northdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

1995. "Construction and Transference of Meaning Through Form." In Constructivism in Education (Steffe, L. & Gale, J. Eds.). Chap.18, pp. 341-354. Northvale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

1992 "Reconstruire la Même Quantité Ailleurs: Comment Procèdent les Jeunes Enfants?". In Le Cheminement des Découvertes chez l'Enfant: Recherche sur les Microgénèses Cognitives (Sous la Direction de Inhelder, B. & Cellérier, G.). Chap. 6, pp 177-192, Neuchatel, CH: Delachaux & Niestlé.

1992 "Pour une Réappropriation de l'Ecrit: Le “Emerging Literacy Mouvement" aux USA". In Quand l'Ordinateur Parle...Utilisation de la Synthèse Vocale dans l'Apprentissage et le Perfectionnement de la Langue Ecrite  (Sous la Direction de Cohen, R.). Part 3, Chap. 1,  pp 175-187, Paris: PUF.

1991 "Utilisation de Technologies Nouvelles". In La Lecture: Apprentissage, Evaluation, Prefectionnement. Dirigé par Bentolila, A., Chevalier, B. Falcoz-Vigne, D.  Collection Theories et Pratiques, pp 259-262, Paris: Edition Nathan.

1991 "From Decontextualized to Situated Knowledge: Revisiting Piaget's Water-Level Experiment". In Constructionism   (Harel, I. & Papert, S. Eds). Part 3, Chap. 9, pp 269-295,  Norwood, N.J.: Ablex Publishing Company.

1991 "The Agency Model of Transactions: Toward an Understanding of Children's Theory of Control." In Psychologie Génétique et Sciences Cognitives  (Eds. Montangero, J. & Tryphon, A.), pp 63-75.  Fondation des Archives Jean Piaget, Geneva.

1991  A modified version of this chapter appears in:Constructionism   (Harel & Papert. Eds). Part 4, Chap. 18, pp 367-379,  Norwood, N.J.: Ablex Publishing Co.

While in Geneva

1990 [In PIAGET, J.: with BLANCHET, A.] "Comparaison de Deux Machines et de Leurs Régulateurs". In  Morphismes et Catégories: Comparer et Transformer,  Chap. 12, pp 167-181, Neuchatel: Delachaux et Niestle S.A.

1992  Translation into English: "Comparaison of Two Machines."  In Morphisms and Categories: Comparing and Transforming. Preface by Seymour Papert. Northdale, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp 167-183..

1983 [In PIAGET, J.: with NOSCHIS, K.]  "Les Nécéssités Relatives à la Mesure de Longueurs". In Recherches sur le Possible et le Nécéssaire, Vol. 2, Chap. 4, pp 61-75, Paris: PUF.

1987 Translation of the Book into English: "Necessities Involved in Length Measures". In Possibility and Necessity, Vol 2, Chap. 12,  pp 49-61,  Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press.

1981 [In PIAGET, J.: with NOSCHIS, K.]  "La Construction la Plus Grande au Moyen d'Objets Egaux". In Recherches sur le Possible et le Nécéssaire, Vol. 1, Chap. 8, pp 97-108, Paris: PUF.

1987 Translation of the Book into English: "The Largest Possible Construction From the Same Elements." In Possibility  and Necessity.Vol. 1, Chap. 8, pp 78-87, USA: University of Minnesota Press, 1987.

1986  "La Psychologie Génétique et les Sciences Cognitives: Deux Approches aux Etudes du Fonctionnement de la Pensée." In Sciences de l'Intelligence, Sciences de l'Artificiel,  (Sous la Direction de Demailly, A. & Le Moigne, J.L.) p 151-158, Lyon: Presses de l'Université de Lyon.

1985  [With SAADA, M.] "Le Développement Cognitif et la Psychologie Génétique: Piaget." In Manuel de Psychologie,  (Sous la Direction de Mathieu, J. & Thomas, R.) Chapter 12,  pp 223-248. Paris: Editions Vigot.

1980  [In PIAGET,J.:  with NOSCHIS, K.]  "Dialectique et Conservations Spatio-Numériques". In Recherches sur les formes E'lementaires de la Dialectique, Chap. 6, pp 119-132, Paris: Gallimard Idées.

1980  [In PIAGET, J.: with BLANCHET, A.]   "Les Correspondances entre Trajectoires". In Recherches sur les Correspondances, EEG XXXVI, Chap. 4, pp 63-75, Paris: PUF.

1978  [In PIAGET, J.: with FLUCKIGER, M.]  "Différentiations et Intégrations en des Effets Mobiles de Superposition ". In Recherches sur la Généralisation, EEG XXXVI, Chap. 8, pp 119-135, Paris: PUF.

1977  [In PIAGET, J.: with COX, N.]  "Le Déplacement d'un Point de Repère dans un Système de Mouvements Cycliques." In Recherches sur l'Abstraction Réfléchissante II, Etudes d'Epistémologie Génétique XXXV, Chap. 15,  pp 257-264, Paris: PUF.

Papers in Refereed Journals and Professional Reviews

2002  “Ambienti di Gioco Programmabili: Cos’e possibile per un Bambino du Quattro Anni?”. In Tecnologie Didattiche e Scienze Cognitive – 27, n. 3. Finale di Chieti: Edizioni Menabo. pp. 48-56.

2001  “Bambini Digitali: Strumenti Narrativi, Scrittura Dialogica”. In Tecnologie Didattiche e  Scienze Cognitive - 24, n. 3. Finale di Chieti: Edizioni Menabo. pp. 48-54

2001 [With Masciotra, D. and Roth, W.M,] “MAAI: The Art of Distancing in Karate-Do: MutualAttunement in Close Encounters”.  In The Journal of Adult Development. Vol. 8,   N. 2, pp. 119-132  (2rd author).

2000  “Relating to things that think: Animated toys, artificial creatures, avatars”. In Play of ideas and ideas of play. (Mimo Caenepeel Ed. ) I3 Magazine: The European Network for Intelligent Information Interfaces. July ,  p.1-5

2000 [With Haymaker, J., Keel, P., and Porter, W.] “Filter-Mediated Design. Generating
Coherence in Filter-mediated Design. Design Studies Vol 21, N.2. pp. 205-220 (3rd author).

1998 [With Masciotra, D. and Giroux, L.] “La Part du Temporel et de l’Atemporel dans l’Agir Expert”. In La Revue Temporaliste. No. 37, mai, pages 19-26 (3rd author).

1998. “New trends in Cognitive Development: Theoretical and Empirical Contributions”. In A. Demetriou (Ed.), Cognitive development: Steps toward developmental cognitive science. Special Issue of Learning and Instruction: The Journal of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction.Vol.8, 4, pp. 375-385,

1994  "Autoroutes de l'Information: Culture de Zappeurs ou Culture d'Auteurs?". In Revue Interface, Volume 15, N.5, Sept.-Oct. 94. Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

1991 Interview  "Edith Ackermann, Pedagogia e Cibernetica" (a cura di Enrico Pasini). In Multi Media: Communicazione, Formazione e Technologie,  pp. 9-16. Torino, Italy: Edizioni Sonda.

1990 "Circular Reactions and Sensori-Motor Intelligence: When Piaget's Theory Meets Cognitive Models."  In Archives de Psychologie,  Vol.  58, 65-78,  Geneva, CH.

1990 "Epistemology and Learning: Children and Cybernetics". In The Newsletter,  American Society of Cybernetics,  (Eds. Steier, F. , & Clemson, B.), Norfolk, VA: April.

1987 "Que Deviennent les Idées à Propos d'un Phénomène une Fois Retraduites à Travers Différents Média?" In Archives de Psychologie. Vol. 55, pp 195-218, Geneva.

1985 "Que Peut Apporter une Etude sur la Construction de Connaissances Locales au Débat Général sur le Constructivisme." In Archives de Psychologie, Vol. 53, 141-152 

1983 [With AUDETAT, J. & all.]  "Formation et Actualisation des Modèles du Sujet  en Situation de Résolution de Problème." In Archives de Psychologie, Vol. 51, 61-70.

1980 [With BERTHOUD, J.]  "How can Themes Suggested by Genetic Epistemology be Translated into Experimental Settings?" In Cahiers de la Fondation Archives Jean Piaget, Vol. n.1, 11-12. Geneva (2nd author).

1980  [With INHELDER, B. & all.]  "Procédures et Significations dans la Résolution d'un Problème Concret. In Bulletin de Psychologie, Vol. 33, 345, pp 645-648.

1977 [With INHELDER, B., & all.]  "Des Structures Cognitives aux Procédures de Découverte." In Archives de Psychologie, Vol. 44,  pp 57-73,Geneva.

1977 "Analyse des Procédures de Résolution d'un Problème de Composition de Hauteurs." In Archives de Psychologie, Vol. 45,  pp 101-125.Geneva.

Publications in Conference Proceedings

2007. “Kids story “writers: POGO, Tell-Tale, Sprite”. In Proceedings IDC2 007, Interaction Design and Children. Aalborg.DK. Copyright 2007 ACM 978-1-59593-747-6/07/0006... $5.00

2006. [With A. Chabert-Ramon, F. Decortis,  R. Magli,  L. Napoletano, and M. Owen.] “La Piazza” - Convivial Spaces for Inter-generational Learning: What places for the digital age? In Current developments in technology-assisted education. P.1359-1363. http://www.formatex.org/micte2006/pdf/1359-1363.pdf

2005. “Playthings that do things: A young kid’s “incredibles”!” In Proceedings IDC 2005, Interaction design and children, June 8-10, Boulder, Colorado, USA Copyright 2005 ACM 1-59593-096-5/05/0006

2005. “Noter pour penser: Du graphique au numérique”. In Noter pour penser: Approches dévelopmentales et didactiques. Actes du Colloque International, Angers, France. January 27-28. [In print].

2003. “Hidden drivers in Pedagogic transactions: teachers as clinicians and designers”. In Proceedings of EuroLogo Conference. Held in Porto. Portugal. August 2003

2002. Language games, digital writing, emerging literacies: Enhancing kids’ natural gifts as narrators and notators. In ICTs in Education. Vol. 1. (A Dimitracopoulou Ed.). Proceedings 3rd Congress HICTE, 9/02. Rhodes, 31- 37. Also appears in CRN: http://www.childresearch.net/RESOURCE/RESEARCH/2003/MEMBER30.HTM

2001 “PatternMagix Construction Kit Software”. In CHI 2001Extended Abstract. Design Expo.pp. 31-32 [with CD of design expo projects].

2000 “Create a World, Inhabit the Creation: Imaginary Projections in Symbolic Acts”. In Collaboration and Learning in Virtual Environments. Conference Proceedings. Jyväskylä, Finland. pp. 

1998  [With Umaschi,M. and M, Cassell, J. Donegan, B., Gonzales, J., DeMaso, D. Strohecker, C. Lualdi, S., Bromley, D. Karlin, J.]   Interactive Storytelling Environments: Coping with Cardiac Illness at Boston’s Children’s Hospital”. In CHI 98 Proceedings.  pp.593-610  (Principal authors: Umaschi, M. & Ackermann, E.)

1998 [With Bromley, D., Gonzalez-Hendrix, J., Marks, J., Strohecker, C., Demaso, D. Gibson, S, Shen, C, & Umaschi, M.]. “Experience Journals: Using Computers to share personal Stories About Illness and medical Intervention”. In MediInfo 98 Proceedings (Co-author)

1995 "Environnements Interactifs: Culture de Zappeurs ou Culture d'Auteurs".  In Environnements Interactifs d'Apprentissage avec Ordinateur: Journées Francophones.  Actes du Colloque de E.I.A.O. de Cachan, Mars 1995.

1995 [With VALENTE, J. & MATOS, J.F.] “O Logo Hoje” In Actas do II Congresso Ibero-Americano de Informatica na Educaçao. Vol.1, pp. 29-31. Lisboa, Portugal: Departamento de Programaçao e Gestao Financeira. Ministerio da Educacao.

1994 "Direct and Mediated Experience: Their Role in Learning." In  Lessons from Learning, (Lewis, R, & Mendelsohn, P. Eds). Proceedings of IFIP TC3/WG3.3 Working Conference. Amsterdam: North-Holland, pp. 13-23,  

1993 [With TIERNEY, C.;NEMIROVSKY, R.;WRIGHT, T.] “Body Motion and Children’s Understanding of Graphs. J.R. Becker & B.J. Pence (Eds.) Proceedings of the XV Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. 1, pp. 192-198. (last author)

1993 "Systèmes de Notation chez l'Enfant: Leur Place dans la Genèse de l'Ecrit." In Les Entretiens Nathan, Acte 3: Image, Parole, Ecrit. (Sous la Direction de Bentolila, A.) pp. 51-69,  Paris: Editions Nathan.

1991  "Comment Apprendre à Lire si Personne ne Lit Autour de Vous."  in Les Entretiens Nathan, Actes 1: Lecture,  pp 237-248,  Paris: Editions Nathan.

1990 "Children and Cybernetics". Abstract in Proceedings of The 11th Advanced Course on Genetic Psychology and Cognitive Sciences, Geneva: September.

1989 "The Clinical Method as a Tool for Learning and Teaching."  Abstract in Proceedings of EARLI Conference,  p. 249, Madrid, Spain.

1988 "Pathways into a Child's Mind: Helping Children Become Epistemologists."  In Proceedings of the Symposium On Science Learning in the Informal Setting,  (Heltne, P. and Marquart, L. Ed.) pp. 7-19, The Chicago Academy of Science.

Technical Reports, On-line-publications, Memos, Other Informal Publications

2005 [with D. Masciotra] “To know is to relate: The art of distancing in human transactions”. Child Research Net – Educational Visions. http://www.childresearch.net/RESOURCE/RESEARCH/2005/MASCIOTRA.HTM

2004 “Whole child development: A guide to children’s natural learning and development”.  Book Commissioned by LEGO [LLI]

2003  “There’s more to math than 123, and more to literacy than ABC”. Commissioned by LEGO [LLI]

2002  “Trends in Cognitive Development:  Socio-Constructivism and Situated Learning Vygotsky’s Contribution. Monography commissioned by LEGO [LLI]

1999 [With Strohecker,  C.] “Build, Launch, Convene: Sketches for Constructive-Dialogic Learning Environments” MERL Technical Report.(TR99-30)  (1st. author)
 
1999 [WithWodiczko, K.] “In Conversation”. In The Invisible (Katsavounidou, G. and Mack, J. Eds.). Thresholds 19.   M. I. T., ISSN 1091-711X.  pp. 57-64

1998 [With Falbel, A.]  “What we Mean by Learning”. Commissioned by LEGO Dacta,  Booklet 1  (2nd author)

1996 [With Strohecker, C.] “The Magix Series of Playful Environments”. MERL Technical Report  (TR97-24) . (1st. author)

1995-[With Falbel, A.] “Gender and Constructivism.” Commissioned by LEGO/Dacta.(2nd author)

1993 "Tools for Constructive Learning: Rethinking Interactivity". Epistemology and Learning Memo, N. 15. Cambridge, MA: The Media Laboratory, MIT

1990 "Appearance or Reality? Undoing Perceptive Illusions: For Tamar Globerson."  In Conctructionist Learning,  (Harel, I. Ed.) Chap. 6, pp 465-473,  A Fifth Anniversary Collection of Papers. Cambridge, MA: The Media Laboratory, MIT

1990-[With Remor, R.] "The Photo-Workshop: A Learning Environment for Enhancing Children's Spatial Understanding." Cambridge, MA: Media Laboratory, MIT.

1990  [Collaborative Report by the Committee on Academic Computation for the 1990s and Beyond], M. McVicar, Chair:  "Computing for Education at MIT" (Final Report), and  "Computation and Education Community" (Supplement to Final Report, Bound Separately). Cambridge, MA: MIT (June 1990).

1987  "LEGO/Logo Activities: A Formative Evaluation." Internal Memo. Epistemology and Learning Group, Cambridge, MA: The Media Laboratory, M.I.T.

1988 "ACOT: Teachers' Appropriation of Technology in High-Density Computer Environments." Research Report, January 1988.