Title

Picture this: my Lesson. How LAMS is being used with pre-service teachers to develop effective classroom activities

Document Type

Conference publication

Publication details

Cameron, L 2006, 'Picture this: my Lesson. How LAMS is being used with pre-service teachers to develop effective classroom activities', in R Philip, A Voerman & J Dalziel (eds.), Proceedings of The First International LAMS Conference 2006 : Designing the Future of Learning, Sydney, NSW, 6-8 December, LAMS Foundation, Sydney, NSW, pp. 25-34. ISBN 9781741382280

Published version available from:

https://www.lamsfoundation.org/lams2006/

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Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The Teacher Education Program at Macquarie University is trialling the use of LAMS as a scaffold for lesson planning with pre-service teachers. Throughout the process of authoring a LAMS sequence, these students are required to think about all aspects of their lessons in detail and LAMS enables them to experience the lesson themselves via a Preview mode before using it in the classroom. The graphic interface allows students and their tutors to visualise lessons providing an instant ‘picture’ of the lesson and its content with a clarity not available in traditional written lesson plans. In addition, LAMS creates these lessons in a standardised template of activities that can easily be modified for future re-use.

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