ERIC Number: EJ1123023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Student Teacher Dialogue in an Electronic Community of Practice: Cognition Level Related to the InTASC Standards
Clark, Taylorann K.; Paulsen, Thomas H.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v57 n3 p1-17 2016
Teachers are constantly being evaluated based upon their ability to provide the best education for their students. These evaluations are done at a macro level, where teachers must meet state and national mandates that deem them highly qualified, and at a micro level, where teachers must display proficiency as effective teachers through teacher education standards. Specific to preservice teachers, the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) aligns standards based upon what preservice teachers should know and be able to do. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency in which student teacher blog posts in an electronic community of practice related to the InTASC standards, as well as determine the average level of student teacher critical thinking displayed in the blog posts related to those standards. Student teachers most frequently blogged about the Professional Learning and Ethical Practices standard as compared to the other nine InTASC standards. It was found that for blog posts discussing InTASC standards, overall critical thinking was displayed at knowledge, comprehension, or application levels. It is recommended that future studies utilize open coding in order to gain a broader insight of the student teachers' discussions.
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Communities of Practice, Computer Uses in Education, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Critical Thinking, Standards, Agricultural Education
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A