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ERIC Number: ED086263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Pages: 10
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Computerization: A Key to Humanization.
Falzetta, John N.
Computers can be valuable tools of humanization if educators use them to relate the curriculum to the students' lives and to make schools more desirable places in which to learn. Despite the facts that much of the content of both the country's generally accepted national goals and students' interests and problems is affective in nature, most schools concentrate mainly on the rote learning of factual material in the cognitive domain. Computers, looked at both from the instructional and the data processing viewpoints, can improve education in three ways. First, they can provide efficient cognitive instruction. Second, they free teachers to deal with affective matters such as values and feelings. Third, they create a situation in which the teacher can serve in a satisfying manner as a human interface between students and machines. To implement this humanistic environment, educators will need to build process-oriented curriculums which have a balance between the cognitive and the affective domains, design better computerized information management systems, and conduct a national assessment of models of man-machine systems. (PB)
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