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ERIC Number: EJ874316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
Megabytes and Colour, but Learning Is Still the Issue
Cumming, Geoff
Australian Educational Computing, v20 n1 p14-17 Jun 2005
In the first issue of "Australian Educational Computing," in 1986, Cumming and Abbott reported a controlled comparison of top-down and bottom-up teaching strategies for Grade 5 and 6 students' use of a simple logic programming language. They found that both strategies were rated highly by students and teachers, and gave useful learning; and that the top-down approach was especially effective. In the modern classroom children now have wonderfully powerful hardware, and highly flexible and impressive software. However the fundamental questions about teaching and learning strategies have changed less with the years, and careful experimental research on these strategies is still needed. (Contains 1 figure.)
Australian Council for Computers in Education. P.O. Box 1255, Belconnen, ACT 2616, Australia. Tel: +61-3-9349-3733; Fax: +61-3-9349-5356; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6; Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia