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Learning in Wonderland: What Do Computers Really Offer Education?


by Gavriel Salomon & David Perkins - 1996

What is computing in education all about? What purposes is it to serve? Where, in the larger scheme of educational things does computing belong? Why—beyond trivial reasons and justifications—do we embrace (or shun) it? Given the potentials of computing, what would their best modes of employment in education be? And what does "best" mean in this context? How would we know how to distinguish arousing rhetoric from serious consideration, shining paths that lead nowhere from trails that promise profound pedagogical change?


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 95, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 97 Number 6, 1996, p. 111-130
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18806, Date Accessed: 7/24/2019 3:21:16 AM

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  • Gavriel Salomon
    University of Haifa
    GAVRIEL SALOMON is Dean of the School of Education, University of Haifa, Israel.
  • David Perkins
    Harvard University
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    DAVID PERKINS is Co-director of Harvard Project Zero and Lecturer in the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University.
 
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