ERIC Number: ED370574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Visualizing Classroom Instruction: Creating Visual Images for Preservice Teacher Education.
Thompson, Thomas E.; Wiegmann, Beth A.
A project on videodisc technology sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education has captured classroom teachers teaching in their own classrooms to their own students. By digitizing this video instruction onto videodiscs preservice teachers and instructors have a visual learning tool that provides instant access to a variety of pedagogical information. Six outstanding teachers were videotaped on two separate occasions teaching hands-on science to their elementary school students. The process began with the identification of these teachers, who then prepared lesson plans prior to the videotaping. Each member of the production staff explained his or her function and the equipment to the children before the taping to reduce their tendencies to focus on the crew rather than the teacher. Videodiscs incorporated the following topics: (1) process skills at a basic level, (2) process skills at a more advanced level, (3) science teaching methods, (4) interdisciplinary science, (5) classroom management, and (6) questioning strategies. Discs will be used in teacher education at Northwestern Illinois University to illustrate pedagogical concepts to classes and for individual study. (Contains 9 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois