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ERIC Number: ED524762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
"Interact with Puberty": Engaging Middle Schooling Students through Blended Learning
Knipe, Sally; Edwards, Miriam
Australian Teacher Education Association, Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) (Albury, Jun 28-Jul 1, 2009)
Dr. Sally Knipe, Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Education (Middle Schooling) at Charles Sturt University has been teaching undergraduate students in this program for six years. When Charles Sturt University introduced a learning management system, Interact she, with the faculty's educational designer, Miriam Edwards worked together in developing new teaching strategies. The result was a greater emphasis on blended learning with student-centred approaches engaging students in both face-to-face and online learning. Two examples of such strategies are described in detail; The "open wiki exam" and "debating issues of adolescence". Both occur within EED114: Transitions in middle schooling; a first year undergraduate subject. They employ authentic assessment tasks, collaborative work practice and social networking opportunities while providing a sustainable model for future teaching. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA)
Identifiers - Location: Australia