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ERIC Number: ED394823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 26
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Aspects of Interactive Multimedia Environment Supporting Beginning Mathematics and Science Teachers' Construction of Knowledge about Teaching and Learning.
Daniel, Patricia
Classroom with a View (CView) is an interactive multimedia environment designed to provide students with opportunities to observe, discuss, and analyze classroom practice in a mediated environment in which students work in pairs exploring a database of videotaped mathematics and science lessons. CView was designed using a description of the teacher's role in a constructivist mathematics class, cognitive flexibility theory, metacognitive theory, constructivist learning theory, and conceptual change theory. This environment was studied over a ten week period in four methods classrooms. Students indicated that three of the four conditions precipitating conceptual change--intelligibility, plausibility, and fruitfulness--were met by working in the environment. CView was found to support student learning in ways parallel to the support a constructivist oriented teacher would offer children. Results indicated that the integrated content, structure, and tools in the environment promoted students' understandings of teaching and learning. Contains 30 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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