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ERIC Number: ED079992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 7
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Religious Studies as a Test-Case For Computer-Assisted Instruction In The Humanities.
Jones, Bruce William
Experiences with computer-assisted instructional (CAI) programs written for religious studies indicate that CAI has contributions to offer the humanities and social sciences. The usefulness of the computer for presentation, drill and review of factual material and its applicability to quantifiable data is well accepted. There now exist experimental CAI programs which can also deal effectively with non-quantified, ambiguous subject matter and which can help students develop the skills of interpretation, of analysis, and in making and defending critical judgments. A CAI program in use at California State College at Bakersfield teaches students about the Graf-Wellhausen theory of biblical authorship and the evidence for it, gives them practice in using methods of literary criticism, and elicits judgments about the theory. The program taught the material more effectively than the program's author had been able to do with lectures, and students learned better and more quickly. (PB)
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