ERIC Number: ED323209
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Using Hypermedia Technology to Support a New Pedagogy of Teacher Education. Issue Paper 90-5.
Lampert, Magdalene; Ball, Deborah Loewenberg
A description is given of a 3-year research and development project designed to address the fundamental problems of preparing elementary teachers to teach mathematics for understanding. The use of a new technology is proposed. Hypermedia combines elements of multimedia environments for learning and teaching with a recent development in computer software called "hypertext," a representation of multiple and flexible links between discrete pieces of data that allows users to navigate along multiple paths through a network of chunks of information and to build and store their own links. A hypermedia tool can make it possible to access and link video representations of a year's worth of teaching and learning in two mathematics classrooms from teachers' and students' perspectives. It will include video and textual representations of teachers' thinking about both the mathematical content and the pedagogical decisions involved in their work, graphic and textual representations produced by students of their mathematical reasoning processes, and video and textual annotations which analyze lessons from the perspective of relevant academic disciplines. Hypermedia can give teacher education students an experience that is close to observing good mathematics lessons in real classrooms and then give them the opportunity to analyze those lessons with the teacher who taught them. (JD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Hypermedia, Instructional Improvement, Learning Strategies, Literature Reviews, Mathematics Instruction, Media Research, Teacher Education
National Center for Research on Teacher Education, 116 Erickson Hall, College of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034 ($4.60).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Teacher Education, East Lansing, MI.