ERIC Number: ED315040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputers & Secondary Teaching: Implications for Teacher Education. Report on an International Seminar Arranged by the Scottish Education Department in Cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (Glasgow, Scotland, October 12-15, 1987).
This seminar, attended by experts and officials from 18 of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD's) 24 member countries, focused on the pedagogical implications of the use of microcomputers for subject teaching in secondary schools. Although the main objective was to examine the teacher education implications of microcomputer use, it was necessary to put this in context, and a survey of patterns of microcomputer use in OECD member countries was conducted in preparation for the seminar. The results of this survey are discussed in the first of three major sections of the report and lectures, video presentations, and software displays were used during the first 2 days of the meeting to show how microcomputer applications are being used in classroom settings. The second section provides an overview of group discussions on the changes in curriculum, learning processes, and classroom management associated with microcomputer use in the various member countries. The final section considers the areas of agreement that emerged concerning the teacher education implications of microcomputer use. The report also includes lists of papers and materials distributed or demonstrated during the seminar and a directory of seminar participants. (28 references) (GL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
Authoring Institution: Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.