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ERIC Number: ED128182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Teachers LOGO, The Lesley Experiments. Artificial Intelligence Memo Number 336.
Austin, Howard
This paper reports a study designed to determine how well teachers would learn the ideas embodied in the instructional sequences developed by the LOGO laboratory for use with elementary students. Approximately 30 pre-service and inservice elementary teachers were given 32 hours of instruction using the LOGO curriculum. Initially all students used the "Turtle" sequence; in latter portions of the course participants selected or designed their own projects; most investigated the juggling sequence. Results of the study indicated that the teachers learned the materials, and were able to apply their knowledge. They differed from children using the system in that they generally knew what they wanted but sometimes did not know the appropriate LOGO vocabulary. On the whole, they were less willing to try new ideas than children were. In general, they were enthusiastic about the system and anxious to have their students use it. (SD)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Artificial Intelligence Lab.