ERIC Number: ED278668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-13
Expanding Teachers' Thinking in Computer Curriculum Courses.
Bechtelheimer, Lynne; Tamashiro, Roy
This paper describes the effects two graduate level computer curriculum courses had upon participating teachers. One course examined instructional strategies involving computers which made for effective and practical lessons in language arts, social studies, science and mathematics. The other course introduced teachers to ways of using software in various elementary school curriculum areas. A questionniare submitted to the teachers sought to determine how the courses changed their attitudes about computer applications in the classroom, affected their self-confidence as a teacher, and the characteristic of the course that contributed most to their learning. Changes in teachers' attitudes were observed in their concepts about technology, their views of teaching, and their self-concept. These changes in the teachers' ways of relating to computer use are summarized, and strategies and elements in the courses which may have facilitated these changes are discussed. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Midwest Education and Technology Conference (St. Louis, MO, February 13, 1987).