This book contains revised and updated versions of paperspresented at a NATO Advanced Research Workshop held inMilton Keynes, U.K., in summer 1990.The workshop broughttogether about 30 world leaders in the use of advancedtechnologies in the teaching of mathematics and science.The papers demonstrate how technology is impacting the viewin the teaching profession of what should be taught, whatcan be taught, and how teachers should go about their workin the various disciplines. They offer great insight intothe central issues of teaching and learning in a wide rangeof disciplines and across many grade levels, ranging fromelementary school through college and undergraduateeducation.The book has two major parts, on advanced technologies inthe teaching of science and mathematics respectively,although many of the papers address topics of interest tospecialists in both areas. The papers reflect examples drawnfrom a wide range of fields, including mathematics, physics,computer science, engineering, chemistry, and biology. Somedemonstrate the use of software inteaching difficult butrestricted concepts within a discipline. Other show anintegrated approach that exploits the power of educationalsoftware throughout a course. The notions of discovery,representation, qualitative models for reasoning, modelbuilding, and the management of complexity are key elementsin numerous papers.
1. Advanced Technologies in the Teaching of Science.- Using Technology to Teach Thermodynamics: Achieving Integrated Understanding.- LEGO/Logo and Electronic Bricks: Creating a Scienceland for Children.- Modelling and Theory Building: Technology in Support of Student Theorizing.- Courseware for Introductory Foundations of Computer Science.- Learning Electricity and Cognitive Modeling.- The Didactic Potential of Computer Aided Modeling for Physics Education.- The Computer as a Conceptual Lab: Learning Dynamics with an Exploratory Environment.- Oscillating Reactions: Cognitive Theory Approach.- Intelligent Learning Technology for Science Learning.- The Use of Interactive Software for the Exploration of Simple Feedback Systems.- Teaching Operations Research Using "Home Made" Software.- Learning Problem Solving Through Computer Programming.- Interactive Learning and Biology: A Hypermedia Approach.- 2. Advanced Technologies in the Teaching of Mathematics.- Interrelationships Between Mind and Computer: Processes, Images, Symbols.- Deconstructing Microworlds.- Productivity Tools as an Integrated Modeling and Problem Solving Environment.- Software to Think With: The Case of Algebra.- Understanding Concepts in Algebra Using Linked Representation Tools.- Computers in Teaching and Learning Discrete Mathematics and Abstract Algebra.- Symbolic Computation Systems and Algebraic, and Numerical Viewpoints in Elementary Calculus.- Experiences of Computer Laboratory in Mathematics Teaching.- Mathematics and Technologies.- Intelligent Tutoring Systems and Mathematics: A Survey of What's Going on in France.- The Computer: Some Changes in Mathematics Teaching and Learning 6 8.- An Introductory Course in Quantitative Methods: Computers in the Teaching of Problem Solving to College Students.- Biographies.
Series: Nato ASI Subseries F:
Number Of Pages: 756
Published: 14th June 1993
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 3.68