ERIC Number: ED327385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on Studies of Motivation Teaching and Small Group Interaction with Special Reference to Computers and to the Teaching and Learning of Arithmetic. CITE Report No. 31.
Fox, Michael E.
The purpose of this report is to see what the literature has to say about motivation and group interactions, both with and without the assistance of computers. The ultimate purpose is to examine in detail how the emerging ideas can be used to enhance the teaching and learning of arithmetic using computers. This report is divided into the following sections: motivation, teaching, and small group interaction. Each section contains general considerations and summaries of the major research papers of interest. Topics covered in these papers include curiosity, fantasy or play, interest of students, attitudes of students, teaching methods, discovery learning, Piagetian and Neo-Piagetian methods, evaluation of teaching methods, problem solving, knowledge processing, goal construction, and cooperative learning. (KR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Discovery Learning, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Motivation, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics, Small Group Instruction, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.