ERIC Number: ED246854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Microcomputer Instruction (A Collection of Essays).
Issues related to the uses of computers in instruction are discussed in eight brief essays. "The Word Processor in the Curriculum Today" looks at the implications of changing societal situations for selection of objectives, learning activities, and appraisal procedures that will reflect actual utilization of word processors. Programmed learning with computers and the role of other learning activities to guide optimal learner progress are examined in "Computer Assisted Instruction and the Learner." Suggestions for planning inservice programs for teachers and administrators are offered in "Inservice Education and the Computer." In "Computers: Programmed Learning versus Problem Solving," the range of use of computers in the curriculum from behaviorism to experimentalism is discussed, while in "Microcomputers in the Mathematics Curriculum," drill, practice, problem solving, and gaming programs are described. Issues related to implementing use of the computer to aid optimal student achievement are the focus of "The Microcomputer in the Classroom.""The Word Processor in the Curriculum" covers uses of the word processor to teach writing skills. The final essay, "Philosophy and Goals in the Curriculum," looks at ways in which specific philosophies can provide direction in determining educational goals, with specific emphasis on essentialism, perennialism, existentialism, realism, idealism, and experimentalism. Four of the essays list references. (LMM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: Computer Uses in Education
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