ERIC Number: ED302217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Computers and Problem Solving: An Independent Study Course.
The first chapter of this text for an independent study course on computers and problem solving provides an overview of computers in education which focuses on the three main instructional uses of computers in schools--learning about computers, the computer-as-tool, and computer-assisted instruction. Using a workshop format, chapter 2 discusses lower-order versus higher-order skills and the possible role of computers in this area. Chapter 3 discusses the future of computers in education, including trends in hardware, software, networking, computer science, and overall uses of computers in instruction. The chapter concludes with recommendations for computer use whose full implementation would lead to major changes in the current instructional system. Chapter 4 presents a workshop dealing with several topics related to computers and problem solving: definition of the problem; problem solving ideas; roles of computers in problem solving; accumulated knowledge of humans; and effective problem solving procedures. Material to be used in inservice sessions for middle and secondary school mathematics teachers on integrating the computer into the curriculum--including software descriptions and lesson plans--are contained in Chapter 5. A 45-item annotated bibliography on problem solving is attached. (MES)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Independent Study, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Microcomputers, Problem Solving, Textbooks
International Council for Computers in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($18.00 prepaid. $2.50 must be added per book for all invoiced orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Council for Computers in Education, Eugene, OR.