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Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

Cover Image Copyright Year: 1988
Author(s): Solomon, C.
Publisher: MIT Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Engineering Profession
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Abstract

What are computers in education being used for? In this book, Cynthia Solomon takes a welcome look at the possibilities and issues of learning with and about computers in schools or in any other learning environment.Solomon focuses on the use of computers within the framework of recent innovative theories of learning and education, particularly in elementary school mathematics. She devotes an entire chapter each to the work of Patrick Suppes, Robert Davis, Tom Dwyer, and Seymour Papert.Cynthia Solomon received a doctorate in education from Harvard and has worked with Seymour Papert's group at MIT and with the Atari Research Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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      Front Matter

      Solomon, C.
      Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

      Page(s): i - viii
      Copyright Year: 1988

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Half Title, Title, Copyright, Contents, Acknowledgments View full abstract»

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      Computers in Education

      Solomon, C.
      Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

      Page(s): 1 - 15
      Copyright Year: 1988

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      This chapter contains sections titled: The Problem, Responding to the Problem, Developing A Personal Computational View, Educational Computing before Microcomputers, Studying Computers in Education, Computer as Interactive Textbook, Computer as Expressive Medium, Concluding Remarks View full abstract»

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      Suppes: Drill and Practice and Rote Learning

      Solomon, C.
      Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

      Page(s): 16 - 30
      Copyright Year: 1988

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Description of An Arithmetic Curriculum, Stanford CAI and CCC, Attractive Features, Intellectual Background, Evaluation, Some Criticisms, CCC for the 1980s, CAI on Microcomputers View full abstract»

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      Davis. Socratic Interactions and Discovery Learning

      Solomon, C.
      Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

      Page(s): 31 - 68
      Copyright Year: 1988

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Discovery Learning and Teaching Strategies, The Madison Project and Teachers, Contrasting Suppes and Davis, Details of Some Plato Materials, Plato Math, Research On Mathematics Learning, Intellectual Background, Implementing the Madison Project on Plato, Some Criticisms of the Madison Project on Plato, Davis's Plato Math and Microcomputers View full abstract»

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      Dwyer: Eclecticism and Heuristic Learning

      Solomon, C.
      Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

      Page(s): 70 - 102
      Copyright Year: 1988

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      This chapter contains sections titled: An Overview, The Teaching Process, Examples of Programming in BASIC, History of Project Solo, Theory and Practice: An Inherent Contradiction, Critiquing BASIC as A Carrier of Powerful Ideas, Conflicts in Conveying Powerful Ideas, Eclecticism, Some Concluding Remarks View full abstract»

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      Papert: Constructivism and Piagetian Learning

      Solomon, C.
      Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

      Page(s): 103 - 113
      Copyright Year: 1988

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      This chapter contains sections titled: Turtle Geometry, Piaget and Mathematics, Suppes, Davis, Dwyer, and Papert, Constructivism and Debugging, Using Powerful Ideas, People and the Computer Culture, A Discussion of the Computer Culture, Some Ideas From Computer Science, Evaluation, Beyond Evaluation, Some Concluding Remarks View full abstract»

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      Trends in Practice

      Solomon, C.
      Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

      Page(s): 134 - 145
      Copyright Year: 1988

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      This chapter contains sections titled: Computer Time: School versus Home Computing, National Surveys of School Uses of Microcomputers, Why Look At Becker's Study?, Teachers in Elementary Schools, School Computing Activities, An Image for the Future View full abstract»

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      Computer Educators

      Solomon, C.
      Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

      Page(s): 146 - 162
      Copyright Year: 1988

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      This chapter contains sections titled: Teacher Preparation, A Model for Preparing Computer Educators, A Model for Introducing People To Computers, A Model of Learning Styles, A Model of Programming, A Model of Learning as Debugging, A Model of Mathematics, Remarks on Turtle Geometry and Other Activities, Discovery Learning in the Logo Culture, An Image of the Teacher, A Proposal, Some Research Areas View full abstract»

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      Notes

      Solomon, C.
      Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

      Page(s): 163 - 164
      Copyright Year: 1988

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      This chapter contains sections titled: Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7 View full abstract»

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      Bibliography

      Solomon, C.
      Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

      Page(s): 165 - 177
      Copyright Year: 1988

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      What are computers in education being used for? In this book, Cynthia Solomon takes a welcome look at the possibilities and issues of learning with and about computers in schools or in any other learning environment.Solomon focuses on the use of computers within the framework of recent innovative theories of learning and education, particularly in elementary school mathematics. She devotes an entire chapter each to the work of Patrick Suppes, Robert Davis, Tom Dwyer, and Seymour Papert.Cynthia Solomon received a doctorate in education from Harvard and has worked with Seymour Papert's group at MIT and with the Atari Research Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. View full abstract»

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      Index

      Solomon, C.
      Computer Environments for Children:A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education

      Page(s): 179 - 183
      Copyright Year: 1988

      MIT Press eBook Chapters

      What are computers in education being used for? In this book, Cynthia Solomon takes a welcome look at the possibilities and issues of learning with and about computers in schools or in any other learning environment.Solomon focuses on the use of computers within the framework of recent innovative theories of learning and education, particularly in elementary school mathematics. She devotes an entire chapter each to the work of Patrick Suppes, Robert Davis, Tom Dwyer, and Seymour Papert.Cynthia Solomon received a doctorate in education from Harvard and has worked with Seymour Papert's group at MIT and with the Atari Research Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. View full abstract»




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