ERIC Number: ED394498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-9
Reference Count: N/A
Science-On Line: Partnership Approach for the Creation of Internet-based Classroom Resources.
Hawkins, Isabel; Battle, Robyn
Research has been conducted which develops case studies on how to engage scientists in partnerships with teachers. Studies have focused on the Internet and the World Wide Web as potential conduits of research results to the classroom, particularly if scientists and teachers were involved in joint creation of Internet-based curriculum and lesson plan development. This document outlines that research, describing both theoretical and actual establishment of a teacher-scientist partnership. It discusses the collaboration strategies of a fourth-grade teacher from Oakland, California, and a National Aeronautics and Space Administration satellite operations scientist who worked together to create an Internet tool which taught the concept of movement of light photons in satellite dataflow. The relationship can be characterized as a mutual cognitive apprenticeship, in which the scientist begins as content expert only and the teacher begins as pedagogical expert only and each learns from the other. Transcripts of comments made by the two collaborators to an interviewer are included. Textual and visual representations of satellite dataflow are appended. (Contains 18 references.) (BEW)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Development, Grade 4, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Internet, Lesson Plans, Partnerships in Education, Satellites (Aerospace), Scientific Research, Scientists, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; World Wide Web
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 8-12, 1996).