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Teacher's LAB : a platform for teacher learning

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dc.contributor.advisor Brian K. Smith. en_US
dc.contributor.author Peretti, Jonah H en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-25T15:46:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-25T15:46:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/62355
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Media Arts & Sciences, 2001. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 75-76). en_US
dc.description.abstract The Teacher's LAB software application is a development platform for innovative classroom activities. Educators can use the tool to construct and share representations of their day-to-day classroom practices. Through the process of representing, constructing, and sharing, teachers engage in critical reflection about their own practice. In my pilot study, this reflection helped teachers recognize essential educational building blocks. I call these elements pedagogical patterns and argue that understanding these patterns is a key dimension of teacher learning. Teacher's LAB promotes this understanding, helping classroom teachers become more reflective practitioners. Furthermore, using the software to share pedagogical patterns challenges the isolation of working teachers by allowing them to co-construct lessons with their colleagues. Educators and curriculum developers can collaboratively develop an expanding pattern language of pedagogy, leading to improved educational practices and new opportunities for learning. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Jonah H. Peretti. en_US
dc.format.extent 76 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.title Teacher's LAB : a platform for teacher learning en_US
dc.title.alternative Platform for teacher learning en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. Program In Media Arts and Sciences. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 49676188 en_US


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