Geografie 1989, 94, 47-53

Geography and Teaching of Programming

Václav Bezvoda

Katedra matematiky a informatiky, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Albertov 6, 128 43 Praha 2, Czechia

The urgent need of computers in natural and social sciences will strongly influence the modification of the curricula at our universities and colleges. On the basis of an analysis of the history of application of computers at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Charles University, Prague and the situation in teaching mathematical programming and computer art, the paper formulates one of the most probable variants of teaching the above-mentioned subjects in geographical sciences. A special attention is paid to the role of microcomputers as the basic yet still problematic device in the computer art.