Parallel Lessons through Internet - an innovative teacher development model
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Ng, H.M. (2008). Parallel Lessons through Internet - an innovative teacher development model. In C. Bonk et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2008 (pp. 2251-2253). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (ELEARN) 2008
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
November 17, 2008
Curtis J. Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee & Tom Reynolds
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An innovative teacher development model entitled "Parallel Lessons" was developed using a web-based video-conferencing software “Communication Suite” to connect Hong Kong and Guangzhou classrooms. A unit of "Parallel Lessons" involves two teachers from different systems, who design and teach independently two lessons on a common topic to two classes in their own schools. Through the internet, the two teachers and other colleagues observe the lessons and attend a post-observation forum where they compare the two lessons. Such an activity exposes teachers to alternatives to their prevailing practices and stimulates deeper reflection on their teaching. Parallel Lessons have been conducted in Hong Kong and Guangzhou with a great success. In the session, the presenter will introduce the model including its design, techniques, difficulties and their solutions. Moreover, the effectiveness of the model on teacher development as well as its applicability to other systems will be discussed.
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