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ERIC Number: ED375818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Videotaping, Map Schema, and Internet in an Educational Methodology Course.
Stuckman, Ralph; And Others
This paper examines three distinct features of an educational methodology course which combines social studies and science methods. Sixteen students were enrolled in this methodology class during the spring semester of 1994. The first feature involved the use of video. Students at Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio videotaped science experiments and used the tapes to review the teaching strategies and their effectiveness. They were also able to observe group behavior and student achievement. The second feature involved a map schema experience. The class was given four key works of map, local environment, map scale, and distance, and were asked to place each key work on a shape provided and explain this placement. The results of this exercise showed that learners take information from their own experiences and backgrounds, and that they may need a framework to discuss similarities and differences of their schema results. (The map schema experiment is described in some detail.) The third innovation in the course involved the use of the Internet. Two students who volunteered to work outside of class time with the professor to become familiar with cyberspace accomplished some minor achievements in that they used electronic mail to observe a bulletin board and conducted simple navigation through Gopher and Veronica. It is expected that future classes doing research on the Internet will accomplish more than exploratory work. (JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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