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ERIC Number: EJ1116751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1468-1366
Improving Student Teachers' Knowledge-Base in Language Education through Critical Reading
Mulumba, Mathias Bwanika
Pedagogy, Culture and Society, v24 n4 p571-586 2016
The emergence of the digital era is redefining education and the pedagogical processes in an unpredictable manner. In the midst of the increased availability of print and online resources, the twenty-first century language teacher educator expects her (or his) student teachers to be reading beings if they are to improve their knowledge-base in language education. Therefore, the study set out to investigate factors that hinder student teachers' ability to widen their language education knowledge-base through critical reading, and how digital technology could alleviate the situation. Cultural-historical activity theory was employed in order to understand the student teachers' socio-cultural practices. Using a research based design approach, design principles emerged which resulted in improved student engagement with content, peers and technology. Consequently, a framework to enable student teachers to improve their knowledge-base in language education was designed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Uganda
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