The role of the microcomputer as a diagnostic, prescriptive and learning instrument in remedial education

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Donald, David en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Robinson, Stuart Ivan en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-20T15:41:46Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-20T15:41:46Z
dc.date.issued 1986 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Robinson, S. 1986. The role of the microcomputer as a diagnostic, prescriptive and learning instrument in remedial education. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15892
dc.description Bibliography: pages 222-229. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The number of pupils with learning disabilities is on the increase and effective ways of attempting to remediate such pupils are always being sought. Current technology has presented remedial teachers with a potentially dynamic aid in the form of the microcomputer. Many of the attributes of computer-aided learning closely parallel the principles of remedial teaching and to this end it was attempted to establish the role of the microcomputer in remedial education. An in-depth study of the literature was undertaken. In the practical sphere, a survey was conducted to obtain the views of practicing remedial teachers as well as to establish the extent of applications in schools. Learning disabled pupils were observed interacting with microcomputers. The study revealed that the prognosis for embracing microcomputers in remedial education is encouraging. Applications exist for diagnosis and prescription of specific deficits as well as for prescribing the microcomputer in the sphere of general educational development of learning disabled pupils. Further applications for administrative and management purposes have reached-an advanced stage of development. With the development of appropriate software and proper "teacher education" the microcomputer has the potential to become a dynamic educational aid for the learning disabled; especially because of its motivational and user-friendly nature. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Education - Data processing en_ZA
dc.subject.other Learning disabilities - Treatment en_ZA
dc.subject.other Computer-assisted instruction en_ZA
dc.title The role of the microcomputer as a diagnostic, prescriptive and learning instrument in remedial education en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MEd en_ZA
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