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ERIC Number: EJ950397
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Professional Growth during Cyber Collaboration between Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers
Chen, Wen-Chun
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v28 n2 p218-228 Feb 2012
This study investigates the potential for two-way professional development during a telecollaboration between pre-service and in-service teachers (PSTs and ISTs), exemplified with the context of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MA program. Thirteen IST-PST dyads engaged in collaboration with e-pals and completed two tasks: professional interviews and lesson planning. Thematic analysis was used to analyze questionnaire responses and work logs. Partakers all exhibited the cultivation of reflective thinking by sharing knowledge and learning experiences--occupationally, pedagogically, and academically--with each other. The study depicts a need-based and task-based collaboration mechanism in a cyber professional community; mutual benefit was achieved with minimum social pressure. (Contains 1 table and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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