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Title: Learning with computers in Greek classroooms : anticipatory views from primary teachers
Author: Armaos, Remos
ISNI:       0000 0001 3427 4040
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2001
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This thesis investigates the views of Greek teachers anticipating the introduction of computers within the primary curriculum. Teachers' attitudes are explored in relation to the potential of computers in the primary education. The role of computer technology in learning is reviewed focusing on psychological theories of learning which have informed developments in the field of computer-based learning. Constructivist and social-constructivist approaches are explored and issues of cognitive development, computer software design and pupils' talk whilst children working collaboratively with computers are addressed. Important issues considering the anticipated implementation of computers in the primary classroom are emerged. These issues emphasise the importance of interactivity within the computer learning environment, gender equity and the role of the teacher in learning with computers. The research analysis reports on the factors accounting for teachers' views in relation to the above issues. The thesis concludes with a discussion of the factors that determine Greek teachers' views about learning with computers postulating possible changes which could occur.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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