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ERIC Number: ED280763
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Using Microcomputers for Teaching.
Nagel, Stuart
News for Teachers of Political Science, n51 p1-6 Fall 1986
The usefulness of microcomputers for teaching social science research methods has been the subject of numerous articles. This article describes how microcomputers can be used to teach public policy content, particularly topics involving controversial issues. The discussion is organized into four sections. Section 1, "Four Important Elements," recommends the substantive microcomputer approach for use with class sessions organized in terms of controversial issues where students have access to shared microcomputers each session. It also suggests that, in order to maximize the learning experience, microcomputers be accessible to data files for each controversial issue and that data files have access to software capable of processing data. The other sections are: (2) "Benefits and Objectives"; (3) "Specific Procedures"; and (4) "Miscellaneous Pointers for Teaching Subjects with Microcomputers." (KWL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A