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ERIC Number: EJ1065030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Windows into Teaching and Learning: Professional Growth of Classroom Teachers in an Online Environment
Petty, Teresa M.; Heafner, Tina L.; Farinde, Abiola; Plaisance, Michelle
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v24 n3 p375-388 2015
The Windows into Teaching and Learning (WiTL) project was developed by researchers at one large urban institution in the southeast region of the United States as a way to facilitate online clinical experiences for content area methods students during summer coursework. Utilising both synchronous and asynchronous elements, WiTL addressed the issue of students gaining meaningful clinical experiences in coursework offered during the summer. Though the purpose of WiTL was initially for methods students to engage in observations of and conversations with practising classroom teachers, an unanticipated outcome occurred. In this paper, the authors describe the WiTL process and discuss the impact it had on the professional growth of the practising classroom teachers. The results indicate that WiTL encouraged teachers to utilise reflective practice in rethinking their pedagogy and used technology to facilitate professional learning community among classroom teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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