The purpose of this study was to share our experiences using emerging technologies to create an authentic learning context where pre-service teachers at a university and practicing K-12 teachers collaborate in the conduct of real-world tasks (as opposed to “textbook” exercises). In this paper, we demonstrate and evaluate the design of professional development that involved a partnership between two universities and eight surrounding K-12 schools. This partnership provides the foundation for supporting a learning community of pre-service and practicing teachers that situates both in collaborative practices that are authentic and valuable to all involved.
ETR&D, Vol. 48, No. 2, 2000, pp. 37-62
About Sasha A. Barab PhD
Sasha Barab is a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, where he co-founded and serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Games and Impact.
Dr. Barab is an internationally recognized Learning Scientist who holds the Pinnacle West Chair of Education, and who has researched, designed, and published extensively on the challenges and opportunities of using games for impact.
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