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ERIC Number: EJ1176029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Preservice Teachers' Questioning: Comparing Platforms for Practice-Based Teacher Education
Weston, Tracy; Kosko, Karl; Amador, Julie; Estapa, Anne
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v26 n1 p149-172 Jan 2018
In this mixed methods study, we used a convergent parallel design to create and analyze a task that was implemented across four US institutions with 99 preservice teachers (PSTs) using one of two multi-media platforms: LessonSketch or GoAnimate. We analyzed PSTs' comic-based depictions or animations to examine the level of sophistication for teacher questioning, number of teacher utterances, use of visual information and format of classroom interaction, and features of conveyed time. PSTs who used GoAnimate included significantly more utterances than those who used LessonSketch, yet the level of questioning was statistically equivalent across both mediums. Artifacts created with GoAnimate tended to convey small group interactions, whereas LessonSketch depictions typically portrayed whole class interactions and included additional visual information. We discuss these findings and their specific implications for teacher educators to select and align use of such multi-media platforms for particular instructional aims.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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