Technologically and Artistically Enhanced Multi-Sensory Computer-Programming Education

Feb. 28, 2010

This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Volume 26,
Issue 2
, Author(s): Zoltan Katai and Laszlo Toth, “Technologically and Artistically Enhanced Multi-Sensory Computer-Programming Education“, Pages 244-251, Copyright Elsevier (February 2010).

Over the last decades more and more research has analyzed relatively new or rediscovered teaching–learning concepts like blended, hybrid, multi-sensory or technologically enhanced learning. This increased interest in these educational forms can be explained by new exciting discoveries in brain research and cognitive psychology, as well as by the accelerated integration of technology (computers, intranets, internet, etc.) in education.

The authors have investigated how the educationally valuable outcomes of these trends could be implemented in computer-programming education and in what ways this process could be catalyzed by arts (dance, music, rhythm, theatrical role-playing).

The authors present a theoretical basis for technologically and artistically enhanced multi-sensory teaching–learning strategies. This work focuses particularly on how dance can be involved in computer science classes.

Updated: May. 09, 2010