ERIC Number: ED112910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
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Computer-Augmented Teacher Training.
Elliott, Portia C.; Peelle, Howard A.
Computer programing should not be confused with programed instruction (PI) or computer-assisted instruction (CAI). PI and CAI are processes that demand that the student assume a passive and docile role, whereas, programing is an active, dynamic process in which the student is required to instruct the computer how to perform certain basic operations. If the student is to give usable information to the computer, his decisions, planning, and thinking must be perfectly organized; thus, computer programing provides an excellent opportunity for the teacher trainee to acquire cognitive competencies in mathematics, to develop confidence with teacher methods, and to become aware of the benefits and limitations of computer technology. In order to acquaint future teachers with programing as a pedagogical tool, the University of Massachusetts has introduced a course entitled, "Computer-augmented Teacher Training." Among the expected goals of the course are to give the prospective teacher: (1) a knowledge of computers; (2) knowledge of algorithms and processes; (3) a knowledge of the applications of computer technology; and (4) experience in computer usage. (EMH)
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