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ERIC Number: EJ812422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
On-Line Learning Environments and Participatory Health Education: Teachers' Reflections
Simovska, Venka; Jensen, Bjarne Bruun
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v40 n5 p651-669 Oct 2008
This study examines teachers' experiences with and opinions on a web-based, cross-cultural project. Students from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Macedonia, and Sweden used information and communication technology and international collaboration to explore the links among youth, culture, and the use of alcohol. The data was generated through interviews with the teachers co-ordinating the project in each of the classes. The teachers' experiences with the approach as a whole led them to emphasize that the action-oriented and participatory approach, combined with the use of information and communication technology and international collaboration, brought new, valuable perspectives to their own teaching and to their reflections about emerging new roles and teaching skills needed. The provisions for genuine student participation, authenticity in learning, intrinsic motivation, and the sense of the other were identified by the teachers as the main strengths of the approach. (Contains 3 figures, 4 tables, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic; Denmark; Macedonia; Sweden