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Multimedia resources to bridge the praxis gap : modelling practice in elementary science education

Watters, James J. & Diezmann, Carmel M. (2007) Multimedia resources to bridge the praxis gap : modelling practice in elementary science education. Journal of Science Teacher Education, 18(3), pp. 349-375.

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Abstract

In this paper, we report on the development and use of multimedia resources to illustrate the teaching of science in elementary schools within a constructivist, inquiry-oriented framework. These learning resources, which are designed around interactive CDROMs, supplement an instructional program that engages learners in a range of inter-related ways (Watters & Ginns, 2000). The multimedia resources have been validated by experienced teachers and used within preservice elementary science teacher education programs. Through interactive engagement with the materials, students explore theoretically justified teaching practices. The evaluation of the materials indicate that preservice teachers benchmark themselves against the practices of the teachers, gain insights into science teaching ideas and see value in the resource as a reference for future practice.

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ID Code: 5920
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Elementary science, multimedia, ICT, science teacher education, technology in schools, technology for learning, multimedia learning, CDROMs, social learning
DOI: 10.1007/s10972-007-9051-x
ISSN: 1573-1847
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink http://www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 02 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2013 18:07

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