TITLE

Moving Technology to the Center of Instruction: How One Experienced Teacher Incorporates a Web-based Environment Over Time

AUTHOR(S)
Williams, Michelle
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Science Education & Technology;Aug2008, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p316
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The paper reports on a 3-year study of an experienced fifth grade teacher learning to integrate a Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) into his core science instruction. Data from this study included videotapes and transcripts of classroom instruction, and audiotapes and transcripts of professional development meetings and interviews conducted with the teacher as he was implementing the curriculum. The results suggest that the teacher’s classroom practices shifted meaningfully over time, thus moving WISE from the peripheral to the center of his science class instruction. There was an increased integrated use of the technology by this teacher during the WISE enactments in years two and three. The teacher also engaged his students in significantly more science dialogues during the WISE online investigations. Further findings suggest that this shift in pedagogy can be attributed to repeated opportunities for the instructor to teach an inquiry-based curriculum, as well as reflecting on his teaching experiences.
ACCESSION #
34284396

 

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