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Making Teaching Public, Chen Responds


by Milton Chen — March 15, 2007

Dr. Chen discusses how these multimedia exhibits enable a new form of discourse about teaching, valuing visual images and dialogue of teachers and students working in classrooms along with written commentary. These classroom case studies present a new form of instructional storytelling, as teachers reveal their efforts to make sense of and guide their students’ learning processes. Dr. Chen recommends improvements to the “information design” of the exhibits, and points out the irony of using multimedia technology and the Internet to produce these exhibits, while the classrooms profiled do not have access to these same tools.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 15, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13830, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 11:38:45 AM

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  • Milton Chen
    The George Lucas Educational Foundation
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    Dr. MILTON CHEN is executive director of The George Lucas Educational Foundation located in the San Francisco Bay Area. GLEF produces a multimedia website (edutopia.org) showcasing 21st Century schools, as well as Edutopia magazine and documentary films. Dr. Chen was education director at KQED-San Francisco (PBS), research director at Sesame Workshop, and an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In 2007-2008, he will be a Fulbright New Century Scholar at the University of Edinburgh.
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