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ERIC Number: EJ877877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1046-560X
Videoconferencing in Math and Science Preservice Elementary Teachers' Field Placements
Plonczak, Irene
Journal of Science Teacher Education, v21 n2 p241-254 Mar 2010
This study was designed to examine benefits and challenges of teaching through videoconferencing in the context of students' field placement experiences, particularly as it relates to an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning math and science. In the context of mathematics and science methods courses, preservice teachers, with the supervision of professors, field placement supervisors and cooperating teachers, taught a series of math and science lessons via video conferencing to 5th grade classes in a major urban public school. Two major results of this study indicate that: (1) teaching through videoconferencing highlights strengths and weaknesses in questioning skill techniques that are at the heart of an inquiry-based approach; (2) teaching through videoconferencing raises the intellectual challenge of teaching and allows preservice teachers to look face to face into their limited understanding of the content matter in math and science.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A