ERIC Number: ED432240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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The Value of Programming in Beginning Educational Computing.
Galloway, Jerry P.
This paper discusses in detail the nature of the conceptual development in beginning computing education for teachers and makes a case for the inclusion of programming experiences. The controversial nature of this perspective is addressed directly including a historical perspective. The discussion includes an account of some specific notions of computer operations, problem-solving skills, and sound computing concepts that warrant programming experiences. The nature of holistic learning for preservice teachers, the concepts of education versus training, and the demands on educators for mastery, problem-solving, and adaptability in a quickly changing world of technology are issues brought to bear on the argument in favor of programming experiences in teacher education. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Introductory Courses, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Programming, Skill Development, Thinking Skills, Training
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: SITE 99: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (10th, San Antonio, TX, February 28-March 4, 1999); see IR 019 584.