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ERIC Number: EJ1177126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
When Mr Cloud Weds Miss Ground: A Reflection on a Cloud-Based Zooming Presentation and Thinking Maps to Challenge Teaching Delivery
Kushairi, Norliza
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v38 n2 p158-181 2015
This is an action research carried out to challenge my PowerPoint-based traditional way of delivering lecture. Awakened by calls for 21st century classroom models, which, among others, is to embed creativity and innovation as a means for critical thinking skill, a journey to embark on a cloud-based zooming presentation combined with grounded-based strategy to stimulate thinking was undertaken. The triggering factor for the innovation owes to the stagnancy of ideas in preparing and delivering the lesson, coupled with the dullness in the classroom atmosphere. Twenty two pre-service teachers served as the unit of analysis in this qualitative study. Data were collected using students' after-class reflection or exit slips, and thematic analysis was deployed to find the themes. The contentment and satisfaction derived from the experience are evidenced in their reflection. Throughout the new experience, I encountered many possibilities and impossibilities. Apart from enriching my strengths, it invaluably discloses my rectifiable weaknesses; the ones that I did not believe needed to be addressed before. The feedback paved to a whole new perspective of personal mind rebooting. What I gathered from the endeavour is the lesson for life; lifelong learning could only be manifested if you are willing to expose yourself for possibilities and impossibilities. To 'learn, unlearn and relearn' is a true notion to be grasped and exercised by a 21st century teacher.
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM). Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +011-60-4-658-3266; Fax: +011-60-4-657-2541; e-mail: director@recs; http://www.recsam.edu.my/joomla/jsmesea/index.php
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Malaysia