Effects of computers on Japanese schools

AI and Society 4 (2):147-154 (1990)

In this paper I consider how the computer can or should be accepted in Japanese schools. The concept of “teaching” in Japan stresses learning from a long-term perspective. Whereas in the instructional technology, on which the CAI or the Tutoring System depends, step-by-step attainments in relatively short time are emphasized. The former is reluctant in using the computer, but both share the “Platonic” perspective which are goal-oriented. However, The “Socratic” teacher, who intends to activate students' innate disposition to be better, would find another way of “teaching” and use of the computer
Keywords Instructional technology  Platonic teacher  Socratic teacher  CAI  Tutoring system  Learning with efforts
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DOI 10.1007/BF01889641
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