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ERIC Number: ED393419
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Before the Challenge.
Pnevmatikos, Demetres
Educational technology tends to be characterized by a lack of targets; therefore, it is time for education to define its targets in aspiring to the school of the future and consider the option of calling in experts from other fields to help in problem solving. This paper predicts that while classroom design may not change too much, classrooms will group children more by cognitive ability than by chronological age. The library will be virtually paperless and equipped with CD-ROMs and fast links to many kinds of databases. Curriculum and syllabus design will emphasize multicultural awareness, universal moral values, insight into one's own thinking processes, and a spirit of broad inquiry. Lesson plans will maximize the technological capabilities of the classroom. Student grading will include self-assessment and recognition of progress. To achieve this vision, computer scientists may have to be consulted for information on ergonomics and man-machine interaction. Psychologists might need to be available to help those having trouble adjusting to shifts in cognitive demands. Other teachers, moreover, might have to be enlisted to teach very specialized skills. (Contains 17 references.) (BEW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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