ERIC Number: ED254199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Logo's Problem-Solving Potential.
Dale, Evelyn J.
Given the uncertainty of the future and the rapidity with which computer technology is changing, a generalist position on the objectives of educational computing is desirable. This position insists that learning how to think and solve problems is the foundation of education and suggests that basic learning needs to be an integral part of the broader educational purpose. Logo computer language promotes learning by being accessible, interactive, and extensible. Children use Bloom's six levels of thinking (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation) when working with Logo. Reuven Feuerstein, whose work assumes that intelligence can be improved, found that students labeled retarded lack the ability to orient themselves to other objects, identify problems, see relationships, make comparisons, and/or plan and organize; Logo can be used to help develop those abilities. Teachers must work with students, help students to define problems in simple terms, require work records, and encourage students to develop their own projects and long range goals. Logo is built upon a compelling educational philosophy, and offers a way to achieve difficult but worthwhile educational goals. Five references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Blooms Taxonomy; Computer Uses in Education; Feuerstein (Reuven); LOGO Programing Language
Note: Paper presented at the National Educational Computing Conference (Dayton, OH, June 13-15, 1984).