• Introducing the use of computers into a GCSE art textiles course: A case study

      Shaylor, Jan P.; Reid, Margaret (University of Liverpool (Chester College of Higher Education), 1995-02)
      This study sets out to investigate the potential benefits of the computer as a tool in a GCSE Art Textile course and to provide recommendations for its use. After briefly reviewing the historical and educational context of the tension between art and technology, the relevance of computers as a tool in the teaching of Art and Design, most particularly Art Textiles, is researched. Through a case study, reasons are given for the introduction of the use of computers into a GCSE Art Textile course in one secondary school. The work gives details of how the study was carried out, what problems were met and how the pupils of the pilot benefited.