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ERIC Number: ED342176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 271
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-06-046991-9
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Cultivating Minds: A Logo Casebook.
Weir, Sylvia
This book describes the nurturing of a variety of learning styles through the use of the Logo programming approach, especially for persons with special needs. The book interweaves case descriptions of microcomputer uses with theoretical analysis, to provide educators with a framework for thinking about their students' thinking. Descriptions of the computer work of average and above average students mingle with accounts of the computer work of children with problems, exploring ways of using computers to build computational environments that match individual needs and learning styles. The book emphasizes using the computer as an information prosthesis, and describes how teachers can understand more about how a student learns through observation of students engaged in Logo activities. Chapter titles are as follows: "Structured Discovery,""The Computer as Empirical Window,""A Changing Context for Learning,""A Contrasting Style of Reasoning,""Beyond the Information Given,""Autism and the Computer,""Metaknowledge,""Sources of Change,""Building Good Artifacts That Structure 'Messing About',""Visual Narratives,""Logo and Individual Working Style,""Individual Working Style and Academic Failure,""Learning Disability and Spatial Curricula,""A Structured Environment for Autistic Children,""Autism and Cognitive Themes,""Educating the Physically Disabled,""Determination and a Will To Achieve,""Assessing the Cognitive Effect of Cerebral Palsy,""Learning Potential," and "Teachers and the Developing Logo Culture." (Approximately 160 references) (JDD)
Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 10 East 53rd St., New York, NY 10022 ($22.00).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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