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ERIC Number: EJ1217951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Online Initial Teacher Education in Australia: Affordances for Pedagogy, Practice and Outcomes
Downing, Jillian J.; Dyment, Janet E.; Stone, Cathy
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v44 n5 Article 4 p57-78 May 2019
This paper reports on interviews with 19 senior teacher educators from 18 universities across Australia who offer fully online courses in initial teacher education (ITE). Teacher educators provided insight into four focus areas related to online ITE: 1) institutional practices; 2) affordances; 3) challenges; and 4) research priorities. Analysis revealed teacher educators perceived that online ITE can not only match on campus delivery but is also able to respond to reform agendas in ITE, including attracting students with attributes and characteristics that are likely to see them succeed as teachers, enabling students to experience contemporary approaches to learning, building strong partnerships between schools and universities, and helping address teacher shortages in rural/regional areas.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia