microworld


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microworld

(ˈmaɪkrəʊˌwɜːld)
n
a discrete area within a computer database
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This paper presents a summary of doctoral thesis that evaluates the using of Alice microworld combined with different pedagogical approaches to learn introductory programming, specifically in programming knowledge and logical reasoning variables.
En fait, il s'agit plus specifiquement d'explorer, de jouer et de creer avec des medias numeriques expressifs, ce que Papert (1980) appelait microworld (micromonde), soit une realite construite a l'aide de la technologie dont << la structure correspond a celle d'un mecanisme cognitif (...) de maniere a permettre a l'apprenant d'exercer des idees ou des competences intellectuelles particulierement puissantes.>> (Papert, 1980, p.203).
"However, even now these celebrated inventions allow us to rummage around in the microworld in the best spirit of Alfred Nobel - for the greatest benefit to humankind."
Sucrose is a nutrient for many residents of the microworld.
Exploring the territory before proof: Students' generalization in a computer microworld for transformation geometry.
But it's not the sole battle, the film chronicling an oft-absurd microworld in which there are collisions between East and West, religion and capitalism, community and individuality, repression and freedom, tradition and modernity, physicality and technology, animal and machine.
Without electronics, research at a high scientific level in the field of the microworld (for example, plant and animal cells, atoms and molecules of matter), and the macrocosm (for example, objects of the nature of the planet Earth, the secrets of near and far space) have become impossible.
In addition to the trees, there are abundant lianas and epiphytes, clusters of hanging soil and litter, and even a multitude of microvagos with a rich and specific microworld. In this complex mosaic of microbiotopes, the bulk of the animal diversity is concentrated [22].
This article summaries the principles and some of the applications that DLHM offers in the study of the microworld.
Based on the assumption that computers are a medium for thought, which seem more familiar and friendly to men than women, Edwards (1990) asserts "the feature of computer simulations--internally consistent but externally incomplete--is the significance of the term 'microworld'.
But while this provided the core of the virtual learning community, it was the outward connections that extended the community to form a microworld.
For example, those interested in dancing could use a microworld to program musical beats and the movement of dancing characters on the screen.