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ERIC Number: ED413166
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun-19
Pages: 21
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Inventing Interventions: Three Successful CoVis Cases.
Shrader, Greg; Gomez, Louis
This paper examines the implementation of the CoVis Project in three schools. CoVis is a national Secondary School Science Education Testbed designed to promote project-based pedagogy supported by facilitative technology through reflective learning. The reflective learning that these three schools engaged in while enacting CoVis is examined in order to determine how that reflection lead to successful implementation. Emphasis is placed on past reform efforts at the schools as well as on the fit between the visions of those schools and the goals of the CoVis Project. Findings from these three case studies are used to suggest design approaches intended to foster such reflection at other schools implementing CoVis. The idea presented here is to design curricular innovations that help educators learn about teaching and learning practices through enactment of the innovation. Findings suggest a learning curriculum where not only students but teachers and administrators learn from curricular materials. Curricula should be designed to support reflection in action. When viewed from a Learning Sciences perspective, the project suggests the design of a new technological architecture for the development of learning curricula. Contains 20 references. (PVD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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