ERIC Number: ED278588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov-17
Reference Count: 0
Social Studies Teacher Education: The Role of Interactive Videodisc in Understanding Cultural Diversity.
Carlson, Helen L.
Intended to improve the quality of social studies teacher education coursework, this paper discusses the use of interactive videodisks in understanding cultural diversity. Beginning with a review of studies about using videodisks, the paper describes the strategies for content development derived from interviews with 15 subject matter experts and a review of the published literature. Learner characteristics were analyzed by means of a survey of 90 undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Services Professions. The survey contained sections related to tolerance and discrimination issues, content background, and demographic characteristics. Upon completion of learner analyses and content development, the development of objectives, flow charts, and specific content in the form of modules was carried out. The use of interactive videodisks allowed learner choice and self-pacing, active learning, feedback, and exposure to multi-sensory learning sources. The paper concludes with a description of field testing and research, and a summary of the value of videodisks in social studies teacher preparation. A list of references is included. (KWL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (66th, New York, NY, November 14-17, 1986).