ERIC Number: EJ1069174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reframing Pedagogy While Teaching about Teaching Online: A Collaborative Self-Study
Fletcher, Tim; Bullock, Shawn M.
Professional Development in Education, v41 n4 p690-706 2015
The purpose of this paper is to use collaborative self-study to analyze and describe our experiences of teaching about teaching in a digital, online environment. Data were gathered from reflective journal entries, emails and monthly Skype calls. Our findings indicate that the perceived disembodiment of teaching and learning online affected how we fostered relationships with students and responded to problems of practice. Further, we felt that a particular approach to teaching online risked teaching becoming reduced to providing feedback to students in the form of assessment, which had implications for our identities as teacher educators. By discussing our experiences of teaching online we began to develop a critical understanding of the challenges of teaching online, and questioned how our online practices shaped our developing pedagogies of teacher education.
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Journal Writing, Reflection, Electronic Mail, Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Feedback (Response), Teacher Education Programs, Graduate Study, Physical Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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