Virtual streams...but virtual learning?

Lewthwaite, Brian (2002) Virtual streams...but virtual learning? New Zealand Science Teacher, 99. pp. 15-18.

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[Extract] The use of multimedia software packages such as Hyperstudio provides an exciting opportunity for students to develop systematic and creative reporting skills in science. In order to support the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to enhance student learning in a new environmental education program (Waiora) in the Manawatu, teacher trainees in science education at Massey University College of Education are required to use multimedia skills in their first year science paper Catchments and Stream Processes. It is expected that the acquisition of these skills will both foster the use of new educational technologies in authentic contexts in classrooms and, encourage student learning in science and ICT procedural skills. This article will describe the Waiora program, and the experiences of teacher trainees in the ICT component of the reporting phase of their freshwater studies investigations. The implications of using software packages for reporting in science will also be discussed.

Item ID: 34995
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0110-7801
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Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2014 02:11
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 100%
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