Computers and Classroom Culture / Edition 1

Computers and Classroom Culture / Edition 1

by Janet Ward Schofield, Janet W. Schofield
     
 

ISBN-10: 052147924X

ISBN-13: 9780521479240

Pub. Date: 09/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

As important as it is to realize the potential of computer technology to improve education, it is just as important to understand how the social organization of schools and classrooms influences the use of computers, and in turn is affected by that technology in unanticipated ways. In Computers and Classroom Culture, Janet Schofield observes the fascinating dynamics…  See more details below

Overview

As important as it is to realize the potential of computer technology to improve education, it is just as important to understand how the social organization of schools and classrooms influences the use of computers, and in turn is affected by that technology in unanticipated ways. In Computers and Classroom Culture, Janet Schofield observes the fascinating dynamics of the computer-age classroom. Among her many discoveries, Schofield describes how the use of an artificially-intelligent tutor in a geometry class unexpectedly changes aspects such as the level of peer competition and the teacher's grading practices. She also discusses why many teachers fail to make significant instructional use of computers and how gender appears to have a crucial impact on students' reactions to computer use. All educators, sociologists, and psychologists concerned with educational computing and the changing shape of the classroom will find themselves compellingly engaged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521479240
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The GP tutor: artificial-intelligence in the classroom; 3. A tale of two settings: the computer science classroom and the lab; 4. Computers in the closet: attitudinal and organizational barriers to computer use in the classroom; 5. The gifted computer lab: a (bright, white boys) lunch club; 6. Computer science II: basically for boys; 7. Conclusions.

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