ERIC Number: ED239586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-23
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Computer Software into Social Studies Instruction.
Rooze, Gene E.
This paper examines the use of the computer as a mediating device and explores its influence on the social studies curriculum. A variety of software uses are analyzed, including drill and practice, tutorials, computerized databases, and simulations. The possible effects these uses can have are examined in terms of two views of social studies education--the knowledge approach and the skills approach. It is concluded that the computer can revolutionize social studies because of the knowledge, skills, and values it can transmit, and that once choices are made as to which knowledge, skills, and values should be transmitted in social studies education, the computer can play a significant role in social studies instruction. (Author/LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education; Knowledge
Note: Paper presented at the Convention of the National Council for the Social Studies (San Francisco, CA, November 23, 1983).