ERIC Number: ED432307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Transmission of Teacher Dispositions: A New Use for Electronic Dialogue.
Powers, Susan M.
This paper describes a pilot project in which three teachers served as virtual guest speakers to preservice teachers through an electronic discussion group in the form of a moderated listserv. One goal of the project was to integrate technology into the daily classroom activities of the students. The expected outcome was that teachers and teacher education students would grow in their appreciation and understanding of the instructional uses of technology, and teacher education students would grow in their knowledge about what practicing teachers do. However, an unexpected byproduct of the project was the modeling by the guest speakers of dispositions of effective teachers and their public reflection on teaching. The success of the project has led to a larger program, supported by grant funds, with 32 teachers and teacher education students from across Indiana. (Contains 27 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Discussion, Higher Education, Internet, Listservs, Personality Traits, Pilot Projects, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Role Models, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Technology Integration
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: SITE 99: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (10th, San Antonio, TX, February 28-March 4, 1999); see IR 019 584.