Acta Didactica Napocensia
Volume 10 Number 4, pages 1-10
Published: 25 December 2017
Preschool and Primary School Pedagogy Specialization Studentsí Opinion about Computers in Education
Abstract. Computers became an important tool in most of the working places. Also, children today grow with different technological devices around, they start to use them from very early ages. Thus Education should integrate these technological devices from more purposes: they are attractive for children, they need to learn how to use them properly and usefully, and they will need this technological knowledge in their future. Teachers, first of all, need a positive attitude towards integrating computers in Education, and also they need methodological and technological knowledge for a successful computer assisted teaching. The aim of this paper is to present a research on Preschool and Primary School Pedagogy specialization studentsí attitude towards computers in Education. The results show, that the respondents donít really consider computers useful in preschool, they consider them more useful in primary school. Students see the advantages and disadvantages of using computers by the children at home or in classroom. Studentsí attitude towards the use of computer by the children could change in time.
Keywords: computer assisted teaching, preschool, primary school, preservice teachers, attitude towards computer assisted teaching.