Interactive Whiteboards and All That Jazz: Analysing Classroom Activity with Interactive Technologies
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Annual Meeting,
The term "orchestration", has been used to describe the teacher's role in activity settings incorporating interactive technologies. This musical analogy suggests pre-planned manipulation of events to generate "performance" leading to learning. However, in two recent projects we have observed how effective teaching and learning is often based on serendipity and improvisation--characteristics more often associated with jazz. This paper explores how a jazz analogy can be useful when analysing classrooms in which serendipitous events were exploited and performances were improvised. [For the complete proceedings, "Shaping the Future of Mathematics Education. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (33rd, Freemantle, Western Australia, Australia, July 3-7, 2010)," see ED520764.]
Tanner, H., Beauchamp, G., Jones, S. & Kennewell, S. (2010). Interactive Whiteboards and All That Jazz: Analysing Classroom Activity with Interactive Technologies. Presented at Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Annual Meeting 2010.