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ERIC Number: ED313023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Computers and Curriculum: Productive Partnerships in Learning.
Elliott, Alison
Observations in Australian classrooms suggest that for most teachers the content and method of curriculum has changed little as a result of the proliferation of new information technologies. In many instances there has been considerable resistance and reluctance to embrace the use of new technologies to support the teaching and learning process. This paper addresses issues related to the appropriateness of computer-based learning experiences in terms of a curriculum agenda for elementary schools. It presents a case for viewing computers as children's personal information handling tools to facilitate control of their learning environments and to enhance the process of learning, and argues that developing an alternative perspective on the role of computers in schools begins with viewing the computer as a tool to support children's learning efforts within traditional curriculum areas. This requires software that is both generic (known as application, productivity, or tool software) and content specific. (GL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia