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Masterclass pedagogy for multimedia applications in teacher education

Doherty, Catherine A. (2007) Masterclass pedagogy for multimedia applications in teacher education. Teaching Education, 18(4), pp. 313-327.

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Abstract

This paper describes an elective unit in the application of new technologies for pre-service teachers which employed a metaphor of masterclasses in its design to engage the students in value-added interactions around their individual multimedia projects. A masterclass involves the class group auditing an individual’s detailed consultation with a ‘master’ on work in progress. In this way, general points are demonstrated and iteratively developed through worked examples. By sharing a range of projects, the class group developed explicit understandings of pedagogical design based around the concepts of metaphor, productive redundancy (Lemke 1998), hypertextual links (Burbules & Callister, 2000) and information architecture. The design of this unit’s pedagogy of pedagogies is explicated through Christie’s (2002) theorisation of curriculum macrogenre and Bernstein’s (2000) rules of recognition and realization to show how the pre-service teachers moved from being consumers and ‘natives’ of digital environments to become analysts and designers of such environments.

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ID Code: 12151
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: pedagogy, curriculum, teacher education, macrogenre, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/10476210701687617
ISSN: 1047-6210
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Teaching Education 18(4):pp. 313-327.
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:33

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