Title: Theoretical backgrounds of educational and training technology

Authors: Viatcheslav Bykov, Alexei Dovgiallo, Piet A.M. Kommers,

Addresses: Computer Didactic Laboratory, Glushkov Institute for Cybernetics, 40 Glushkova Avenue, Kiev 252207, Ukraine. Computer Didactic Laboratory, Glushkov Institute for Cybernetics, 40 Glushkova Avenue, Kiev 252207, Ukraine. University of Twente, Faculty of Educational Science and Technology, Division of Educational Instrumentation, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Abstract: This article presents an overview of the most popular theoretical approaches to developing computer tools for organising and supporting cognition, learning and teaching in Eastern European countries. Such theoretical approaches as the theory of activity, problem solving modelling, problem-based teaching, constructivism, theories of meta-cognitive processes are described in detail. Its function is to clarify underlying fundamental views on the learning and teaching process the authors used in their papers.

Keywords: pedagogical factors; didactics; activity theory; control theory; problem solving modelling; training technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2001.000409

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2001 Vol.11 No.4/5/6, pp.412-441

Published online: 13 Dec 2003 *

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