ERIC Number: EJ909463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Multitasking Teachers: Mistake or Missing Link?
Eisenwine, Marilyn J.; Hadley, Nancy J.
Educational Forum, v75 n1 p4-16 2011
This article presents case studies involving graduate students who exhibited multitasking behaviors during their university courses, and explores how those behaviors functioned in their own classrooms. Though these university students appeared to be inattentive, their multitasking proved to be indicative of creativity and flexibility in their classrooms. Teacher educators should explore the missing link in the evolutionary transition between traditional learning and multitasking classrooms of the future. Findings from classroom observations also revealed possible gender bias.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Gender Bias, Teacher Educators, Creativity, Time Management, Teacher Education, Technology Uses in Education, Case Studies, Graduate Study, Educational Technology, Interviews, Urban Areas, Diagnostic Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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