ERIC Number: ED319378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Technology: Creating Environments for Change. Technical Report No. 45.
Honey, Margaret A.; And Others
Based on observation, interviews, and questionnaires, the first section of this paper discusses lessons learned while watching teachers use the first set of "The Voyage of the Mini" materials (a video, computer, and print package). The focus is on the need to create an environment that will support an inquiry-based curriculum. The second section describes the design of one of the software modules, Maya Math, to address this need. A segment of the module is explained, and ways in which the materials have been designed to facilitate the discovery of specific math concepts are illustrated. Experiences of a teacher currently field testing the module are then presented. (7 references) (MES)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Curriculum Design, Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Learning Modules, Microcomputers, Teacher Attitudes, Use Studies, Videotape Recordings
Center for Children and Technology, Bank Street College of Education, 610 W. 112th Street, New York, NY 10025.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bank Street Coll. of Education, New York, NY. Center for Children and Technology.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 20-24, 1987).