ERIC Number: ED472909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Impact of Global School/University Partnerships on Science Teacher Enhancement.
Hassard, Jack; Weisberg, Julie
This study investigates a model for teacher enhancement that incorporates cross-cultural interaction and the construction of web-based environmental teaching modules that would support sustained collaborative inquiry among students and teachers. Over a two-year period, web-assisted environmental inquiries and web-based teaching modules were developed to engage students in environmental inquiry and empowering them to take an active role in their communities. The model includes elements such as face-to-face collaboration among teacher-colleagues, hands-on experience for the teachers in data collection and analysis, seminars on advanced topics such as service learning, and ongoing university support. Results show teacher enhancement that not only engages teachers in new pedagogies and technologies, but also empowers them to develop curriculum for their students in a supportive, collaborative environment and may promote sustained Internet use. (KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Costa Mesa, CA, January 18-21, 2001). For full proceedings, see ED 453 083.