ERIC Number: EJ1107745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Towards a Theoretical Framework for the Use of ICT Strategies for Teaching Practicum Supervision
Mabunda, P. L.
Africa Education Review, v10 suppl 1 pS7-S27 2013
Teaching Practice is a core component of pre-service or initial teacher education programmes worldwide. The requirements set by the South African Committee on Higher Education effected changes to the coordination and supervision of Teaching Practice. The purpose of this conceptual study was to review and gain insight into the use of various information and communication technologies (ICTs) for Teaching Practice supervision. The main problem relates to the challenge of supervising huge numbers of student teachers registered in open and distance learning (ODL) institution. The research questions are based on opportunities and limitations of selected technologies and what implications need to be considered for implementation. Data were collected primarily from a literature review of international exemplars. The findings support the view that the use of appropriate technologies provides an opportunity for teacher education to challenge underlying assumptions and re-examine Teaching Practice supervision systems and practices. The main implications are that investment in infrastructure and training are important for the adoption of technology enhanced supervision.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Practicums, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Supervisors, Supervision, Technology Uses in Education, Distance Education, Literature Reviews, Videoconferencing, Teleconferencing, Electronic Mail, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Netherlands; South Africa; Taiwan; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United States
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