Accession Number : ADA180231

Title :   Creativity in Education: A Standard for Computer-Based Teaching.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Schank,Roger C ; Farrell,Robert

PDF Url : ADA180231

Report Date : Feb 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The full potential of computers in education can only be realized if we look beyond our current educational philosophy and methods of teaching. We believe children should learn in school as they do when not in school: experientially, by trying and failing. Experiential learning is motivated by the student instead of the teacher and provides a fertile ground for creativity. We show how a new type of software, intelligent simulation programs, can support experimental learning by creating a changing learning environment that is interesting, challenging and rewarding. Based on years of research in building programs that understand and learn experientially, we outline a set of specific cognitive mechanisms for creative understanding. We use these mechanisms of prescribe maxims for the construction of future experiential learning environments that will enhance creativity.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *TEACHING METHODS, CHILDREN, EDUCATION, PHILOSOPHY, LEARNING, COGNITION, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE