Sample 8

Computer-based group work: Countries study

Contextual information

Located at a large non-government girls’ school in metropolitan Sydney, this year 10 class is engaged in a study of countries of the Asia Pacific region. Previously, the students had researched information about the key elements of their Asia Pacific topic to help them prepare for the School Certificate exam. The task for this class was to research Aid organisations (World Vision, AusAID and Global Education) and use the information gathered, via work in different groups − computer-based and paper-based − to create a poster. The teacher provided various resources and encouraged the groups to liase and negotiate. Altogether, the task involved a complex division of student labour.

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1. Lesson Summary: Key lesson events

2. Video - GEOG14-MIX-TS

 

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3. Teacher pre-lesson interview segment

 

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4. Teacher post-lesson interview segment

 

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5. Audio file: student interview segments (GEOG14-INT-S1)

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