ERIC Number: ED082212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
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What Uses Can Be Made of Technological Innovations in English Classes, Study Group Paper No. 7; and Plenary Session.
Grommon, Alfred H.; Markle, Susan Meyer
Originally presented at the 1966 Dartmouth Seminar, these two papers address the question,"What use can be made of technological innovations in English classes?" Alfred H. Grommon suggests that technological aids are here to stay. What the teacher should remember is that technological innovations cannot create, but they can transmit a wealth of ideas, procedures, information, and skills to thousands of other students. The teacher, on the other hand, is left free to lead students into a consideration of what is possible, the "why" aspect of man, to lead them to the distinction between convergent and divergent thinking, to a discussion of the nuances of oral and written expression and literature, to an exploration of the open-ended questions and ambiguities in literature, and to lead them to discover for themselves, to speak more effectively, and to communicate with people. Susan Markle comments on the wealth of materials resulting from technological innovations and urges teachers to exert some influence on the quality of these materials so that students will not come to class filled with misinformation. (HOD)
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Authoring Institution: National Association for the Teaching of English (England).; National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.