ERIC Number: ED342612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Computers and the Primary Curriculum 3-13.
Crompton, Rob, Ed.
This book is a comprehensive and practical guide to the use of computers across a wide age range. Extensive use is made of photographs, illustrations, cartoons, and samples of children's work to demonstrate the versatility of computer use in schools. An introduction by Rob Crompton placing computer use within the educational context of the United Kingdom discusses teaching styles and practices, the "official view" as exemplified by government publications, the Educational Reform Act of 1988, and the design of the National Curriculum; the introduction concludes by summarizing the role of the computer in schools under the following headings: breadth, balance, relevance, differentiation, and progress and continuity. The remaining 13 chapters contain practical suggestions. The chapters are as follows: "Getting Started" (Gillings, Griffiths); "The Early Years" (Snowdon); "Language" (Mann); "Project Work: Religious Education" (Hughes); "Project Work: Adventure Games" (Underhay); "Project Work: Simulations" (Hunt); "Project Work: Handling Information" (Cowell); "Problem Solving" (Gillings, Griffiths); "Beyond the QWERTY keyboard" (Hopkins); "Creative Activities: Music" (Congdon); "Creative Activities: Art and Design" (Royle); "Developing a School Policy" (Richards) and "Technical Tips" (Gillings, Griffiths). Appendixes provide sources for obtaining details of programs and special equipment and a glossary of disc error messages. (KR)
Descriptors: Art Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Educational Games, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Language Arts, Learning Activities, Music, Problem Solving
Falmer Press, Taylor & Francis Inc., 242 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1906 ($22.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom