Section Five builds on concepts developed throughout the module and on the idea that how teachers solve problems relating to space and time depends on what their teaching purpose is and on who the learners are.
Working in Classrooms looks at how arrangements of time and space shape school teaching; and at how teachers, principals and government departments of education shape the time and
space for learning in schools.
Textbooks are very useful educational resources. But they must be used well. In order to make the best use of textbooks within a media-rich teaching style, we need to understand how textbooks differ from the popular media resources we will use in our classroom.
Popular electronic media provide teachers with excellent resources for improving language skills, such as listening and speaking. Like newspapers and magazines, radio and television also provide a rich resource base for enriching the teaching of content knowledge in different learning areas.
In Section Two, through a story of one teacher's attempt to teach in a learnercentred, activity-based manner, we will deepen your understanding of how media resources can be used to enrich outcomes-based education.