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ERIC Number: ED432216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 7
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Authentic Tasks for Authentic Learning: Modes of Interactivity in Multimedia for Undergraduate Teacher Education.
Chambers, Dianne P.; Stacey, Kaye
Members of the Department of Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia have developed a range of multimedia resources for undergraduate education students that allow the students to participate in authentic tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to arrange for large numbers of students. The multimedia resources are designed to project students into their future role as classroom teachers as it has been observed that those students who do this tend to perform better as they can see the relevance of learning opportunities presented in their studies. Observation of student work using these resources shows deeper thinking and enhanced reflective practices in considering how children think and how classrooms can be managed. The first section of this paper describes three recently developed multimedia resources: "Computers and the K-6 Classroom: Kids Can Do!,""Teaching and Learning about Decimals," and "Teaching and Learning about Whole Numbers." Modes of interactivity are discussed in the second section, including analyzing classroom interactions and classroom management, as well as the advantages of multimedia for making children's thinking an object of study. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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