ERIC Number: EJ823037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Computer Conferencing to Foster and Assess Prospective Teachers' Moral Sensitivity
Harrington, Helen L.
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v10 n3 p323-342 2002
Finding ways to better understand prospective teachers' development is central to teacher preparation. To effectively foster development, teacher educators must determine how their students conceptualize and understand teachers' work: How do they understand learning and learners? What are their general and specific understandings of subject matter? How do they understand the lines of action open to teachers and the consequences of the various choice made? How does their understanding of each of these aspects of teaching help them build a coherent and integrated understanding of teaching? The "new science of learning" tells us that to foster student understanding one thing teachers must do is to work with the understandings students bring with them and provide opportunities for students to take more control of their own learning (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 1999). To do this, teachers must first determine what those understandings are.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teleconferencing, Teacher Educators, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Computer Uses in Education, Work Ethic, Discourse Analysis, Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Competency Testing, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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