ERIC Number: ED475747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Fitting Modern Technology into Established Teaching Practices.
This paper offers an alternative view of computer applications within classroom education as an initial step in the direction of a more teacher-centered approach to the integration of computer applications into classroom teaching. Accordingly, the view suggested in this paper approaches computer applications within the context of the teaching theory teachers have been found to identify their teaching activities with. Such a teacher-centered view of computer applications may lead to a better understanding of the purpose and value of these applications by teachers and teacher trainers, thereby providing a better foundation for their increased and improved use. The first section offers a categorization of computer applications according to their function in the classroom as a tool or as a vehicle for instruction. The second section looks at computers in classrooms today. The third section discusses teachers views on teaching. The fourth section explores the capabilities of computer applications to support the following approaches to teaching: (1) computers and knowledge transfer; (2) computers and learner shaping; (3) computers and learning through exploration; and (4) computers and the intellectual and emotional development of the learner. (Contains 19 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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