From Learning What to Learning How: Technology's Role in Educational Change
Norris, Cathleen, Soloway, Elliot, District Administration
IN 1892, THE COMMITTEE OF TEN met at Harvard College to create a curriculum that schools would use to prepare students to be ready for Harvard College. Since access to books was very limited at that time, there was a premium placed on knowing as much information as possible. Direct instruction was used for transmitting information into the heads of the scholars to be, while drill-and-practice was used to make sure it stayed there.
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Fast forward almost 120 years. While some facts may have changed, the basic organization of knowledge and strategies for instruction promulgated by the Committee ofTen still dominate America's schools. Consider this "Who is buried in …
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Publication information: Article title: From Learning What to Learning How: Technology's Role in Educational Change. Contributors: Norris, Cathleen - Author, Soloway, Elliot - Author. Magazine title: District Administration. Volume: 45. Issue: 3 Publication date: March 2009. Page number: 38. © 2007 Professional Media Group LLC. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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