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Control Technology and the Creative Thinking Process for Teachers and Students

  • Marilyn Schaffer
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 116)

Abstract

To support teachers as they develop new skills and strategies in elementary science and technology we have established the International Center for Education and Technology. Our teacher development programs emphasize the use of LEGO/LOGO to help teachers use technology as a prime curriculum material rather than use computers and related technology as a dispenser of curriculum. We try to work with teachers to build from concrete activities to abstract thinking sequences in elementary science, involving the processes of analysis, reflectivity, and hierarchical conceptualization.

Keywords

Computer language Constructivism Control technology Elementary education LOGO Longitudinal study Project driven learning Pupil learning Pedagogical robotics Teacher eduation 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marilyn Schaffer
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  1. 1.Director, International Center for Education and TechnologyUniversity of HartfordWest HartfordUSA

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