When I first thought about my thesis topic at the end of last year, I had a very different concept from what eventually developed into this project. My original intention, that of using the computer as an educational tool in the ethical and social development of primary school children, has remained the same. The changes occurred in my methods of achieving this intention. My rationale for promoting the computer as an educational resource is manifold. For example, the world that these children will be entering as adults will be entirely computerized and automated. This next generation must have more than a passing familiarity with the computer, if they are to survive in an increasingly high-tech environment. Also, the computer has the potential to reach a greater audience, as people are becoming far more visually inclined than verbally inclined. Whether this trend is positive or negative, the fact remains that this is happening. Immediate visual impact is the goal of modern advertising. The advantage that this medium had in relation to my project was that an entire class of children could watch simultaneously, and then participate in a group discussion of what they had viewed.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computer-assisted instruction--Moral and ethical aspects; Moral education--Graphic methods; Computer animation
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Landau, Nancy B., "The computer as a tool in the ethical development of primary school children" (1987). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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