ERIC Number: ED239602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Logo and Von Neumann Ideas [and] Towards a Humanistic Use of Computers in Education = Hacia una insercion humanista de las computadoras en la educacion.
Reggini, Horacio C.
The first article, "LOGO and von Neumann Ideas," deals with the creation of new procedures based on procedures defined and stored in memory as LOGO lists of lists. This representation, which enables LOGO procedures to construct, modify, and run other LOGO procedures, is compared with basic computer concepts first formulated by John von Neumann. The second paper, "Towards a Humanistic Use of Computers in Education," argues that integration of computers in classrooms does not necessarily imply an improvement in the quality of education; rather, computer applications must be related to a cognitive view of learning that fosters the development of a harmonious relationship among culture, science, and human values. Some of the principles of LOGO programming system/language are analyzed as it generates a structure through which computers can effectively improve learning conditions while respecting, at the same time, the learner's linguistic and cultural identity. A Spanish translation of the second paper is included. (LMM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education; LOGO Programing Language; Von Neumann (John)
Note: Papers presented at the Conference on Computers in Education and Culture (1st, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 16-18, 1983). Spanish version (for second paper, only) begins on page 30.