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ERIC Number: EJ793913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Using the Learning Federation's Learning Objects in the Classroom
Gronn, Donna; Clarke, Olivia; Lewis, Gerard
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v11 n2 p4-7 2006
During Term 3 2004, 19 teachers and more than 400 students in six Catholic parish primary schools in the Archdiocese of Melbourne trialled the new mathematics and numeracy "learning objects" from The Learning Federation (TLF). Learning objects are small, reusable digital resources that can be used with a web browser. Teachers in the trial used learning objects related to fractions, addition, subtraction, and area. TLF is a project jointly funded by the Australian Government, the states and territories, and New Zealand, with the aim of producing high quality, interactive multimedia curriculum content that supports student learning. The online content is being made freely available to all state, independent, and catholic schools in Australia and New Zealand. Based on the latest research in mathematics education and pedagogy, the resources focus on the parts of mathematics that are often the most difficult for students to learn and for teachers to teach. In this article, the authors draw upon the experiences of teachers using learning objects for the first time to demonstrate their potential for enhancing the quality of their teaching and student learning. (Contains 3 figures.)
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand