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ERIC Number: EJ941415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Supporting Preservice Teacher Inquiry with Electronic Portfolios
Shepherd, Craig; Hannafin, Michael
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v19 n2 p189-207 Apr 2011
Six preservice social studies teachers created electronic portfolios to examine techniques believed to promote active student engagement during a 12-week field experience. Inquiry into these practices was facilitated through embedded tutorials, assignment suggestions, and question prompts based on principles of evidential reasoning. Although electronic portfolios evidence facilitated re-examination of teaching and formulation of improvement plans, competing time demands and limited technology familiarity influenced preservice teachers to rely on personal coaching. This paper summarizes results of the study as well as implications for future research using electronic portfolios with embedded support tools to systematically inquire into teaching practices. (Contains 2 tables, 1 footnote, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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