3. Computer-supported learning nella Sindrome di Rett: Il ruolo della rappresentazione dei progettisti e degli operatori

Viviana Tucci, Alessandro Antonietti

Abstract


In the field of rehabilitation and education, the effectiveness of computer-based tools does not depend only on the intrinsic quality of the software used. Consideration must also be given to the representation of an individual’s needs, the mental model of the tool, the beliefs related to its use and personal criteria to evaluate its effects. These variables have been identified during the design, implementation and evaluation of two software tools aimed at supporting children with Rett Syndrome in developing communicative and cognitive skills. Identifying designers’ and users’ representations, before and after testing, the software allowed us to observe changes in the representations themselves and in their mutual relations. This experience shows that it is possible to make a co-constructed intervention of education and rehabilitation in which the use of a technological tool becomes a real opportunity to reflect on the reasons for an action.

   


Parole chiave


strumenti tecnologici; rappresentazione mentale; apprendimento; riabilitazione

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