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Pittaway, SM 2007 , 'Marconi's legacy: learning through radio in digital classrooms', in J Sigafoos and VA Green (eds.), Technology and Teaching , Nova Science Publishers,Inc, New York, pp. 17-26.

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December 2001 marked the centenary of Marconi's successful experiment to send a radio signal across the Atlantic. Wireless technology was born, and a new era of mass communication began. This chapter outlines a module run within a teacher education context that specifically introduces pre-service teachers to teaching and learning through radio. Learning about radio -allowing students to have air-time, and training them in the use of studio equipment and the basics of communication -is important for skill and confidence development, but learning through radio has the benefit of engaging students, in a practical, hands-on way, in real-world learning. Some issues surrounding the application of this technology in pre-service teacher training are presented in this chapter.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Pittaway, SM
Keywords: learning, radio technology, teacher education.
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers,Inc
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