In this article, we propose that the growing multimedia technology has the potential to solve many of the elusive problems of education but it needs a suitable infrastructure for the job. We argue that today’s 2nd/3rd-person education infrastructure cannot provide a dynamic enough context to problem-solve with educational multimedia. It is overcommitted to controlling learners directly and to the business of feeding them adult-accumulated knowledge often delivered in the form of boring teaching trivia. As an alternative, we propose a different educational infrastructure that enables learners to discover their own 1st-person revelations or insights. An important prerequisite toward integrating multimedia and the new 1st-person education is to show what makes the existing educational infrastructure unfit for the job. We discuss next how 1st-person education is different and what makes this alternative more promising. We close the article with an example of a 1st-person performance learning task and conclude with the suggestion that 1st-person education and educational multimedia are made for each other.
|Keywords:||Second/Third-person Education, Multisource Revelation-learning, Environments, Revelation, Insight, Biofunctional Science|
Professor of Educational Psychology, Program in Educational Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA
PhD Candidate, Department Of Educational Psychology, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, USA