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ERIC Number: ED288497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Computers in the School Curriculum (A Collection of Essays).
Ediger, Marlow
Emphasizing the use of computers to achieve educational objectives, the three essays in this collection utilize the principles of learning, schools of thought in educational psychology, and guidance from a study of the philosophy of education to provide a framework relevant for the use of computers in developing the curriculum. The first essay, "Goals in the Curriculum," assesses the worth of diverse categories of relevant ends in the curriculum, with emphasis on vocational and classical ends and pupil interest as ends. "Computers at the Crossroads" discusses reasons why many classroom teachers do not use available computer technology, the evaluation of software, the philosophy of computer use, the psychology of learning and computer use, and the survival of computer and software use in the classroom. "Computer Use and the Social Studies" discusses the principles of learning and the computer; five kinds of courseware--drill and practice, tutorials, diagnosis and remediation, simulations, and games--and their use in social studies classes; various philosophies of education and the computer, including experimentalism, idealism, realism, and existentialism; and two psychologies of learning, i.e., behaviorism and humanism, and the computer. Eight references are provided for the second essay. (RP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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