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ERIC Number: EJ833600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Crossing Educational Boundaries: Text, Technology, and Dialogue as a Critical Pathway
Abnet, LaNae; Nichols, Joe D.; Moss, Glenda
Teacher Education and Practice, v21 n1 p16-32 Win 2008
Can the perceived boundary between professor and student be crossed? Can technology be used as a pathway to cross that boundary? These questions were answered as a result of a project initiated to meet the requirements in creating an honors option for an undergraduate educational psychology course. In constructing the course requirements, the professors set a goal of reflecting with a student on critical issues as they reviewed a book of such articles written by Alfie Kohn. The sequence of analysis took place throughout the semester, using electronic media dialogue following the reading of each chapter. Through the reflections of the professors, the student connected theory and practice while crossing the perceived boundary between professor and student. In addition to crossing the perceived boundary and using technology to facilitate dialogue, the student and the professors experienced intellectual and professional growth. This project explores the reflective comments of both professors and a student that occurred during this reflective exercise. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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