ERIC Number: ED327931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
The Collaborative Classroom: Reconnecting Teachers and Learners, Video Conference 3. Restructuring To Promote Learning in America's Schools, A Guidebook.
Tinzmann, Margaret Banker; And Others
The extension of the new thinking curriculum into the classroom suggests that the redefinition of learning requires a collaborative classroom. Provided in this third guidebook in a series of nine video conferences is an elaboration on the definition of classroom collaboration, a description of classroom characteristics and student and teacheer roles, a summary of relevant research, a discussion of issues related to instructional innovation, and a presentation of examples of collaborative teaching methods. Characteristics of a collaborative classroom include shared knowledge and authority among teachers and students, teachers as mediators, and heterogeneous student groupings. Also included are pre- and post-conference activities, a program evaluation, essays and school-based activities highlighting teleconference topics, information about other video conferences in the series and computer forums, course credit information, a list of supplementary materials, 58 references and 3 video sources, and a list of 9 regional resources. Presenters' biographical information is given. (LMI)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Interactive Video, Professional Development, School Restructuring, Shared Resources and Services, Student Role, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Teleconferencing
PBS Video, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314 and NCREL, 295 Emroy Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC.; North Central Regional Educational Lab., Elmhurst, IL.
Note: For other guidebooks in this nine-volume series, see EA 022 574-582.