Authentic Tasks for Authentic Learning: Modes of Interactivity in Multimedia for Undergraduate Teacher Education
Dianne P. Chambers, Kaye Stacey, University of Melbourne, Australia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Members of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia have developed a range of multimedia resources for undergraduate education students that allow the students to participate in authentic tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to arrange for large numbers of students. The multimedia resources are designed to project students into their future role as classroom teachers as it has been observed that those students who do this tend to perform better as they can see the relevance of learning opportunities presented in their studies. Observation of student work using these resources shows deeper thinking and enhanced reflective practices in considering how children think and how classrooms can be managed.
Chambers, D.P. & Stacey, K. (1999). Authentic Tasks for Authentic Learning: Modes of Interactivity in Multimedia for Undergraduate Teacher Education. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 12-17). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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