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City-to-surf - a peer-to-peer model of on-line professional development: a collaborative mentoring model

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posted on 2002-01-01, 00:00 authored by Paul Nicholson, P de Wacht
This project explores the potential of electronic communications to support peer-to-peer interaction between separate whole-school communities as a means of providing both authentic, situated, professional development for teachers, concurrent with the development of enhanced student learning outcomes, and the intentional sharing of school 'culture'.  The intense use of telecommunications by both teacher and students in a 'many-to-many' manner provides rich opportunities for teachers to rethink their pedagogy, reconceptualise their classroom culture, and for students to see teachers as learners 'in situ'.  An extensive trial between two schools some 120km apart has demonstrated the basic functionality of the model.  This paper discusses the origins of the project, findings from the trial, and the nature of the changes to be made to the model to enhance its effects.

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Title of book

TelE-Learning: the challenge for the third millennium

Series

International Federation for Information Processing (Series) ; 102

Chapter number

17

Pagination

113 - 120

Publisher

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Place of publication

Boston, Mass.

ISBN-13

9781402072192

ISBN-10

1402072198

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2002, Kluwer Academic Publishers

Extent

61

Editor/Contributor(s)

D Passey, M Kendall

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