Setting the scene for interrogating teacher education through open and distance learning

Umar, Abdurrahman and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2010) Setting the scene for interrogating teacher education through open and distance learning. In: Teacher education through open and distance learning. Perspectives on Distance Education . Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 1-6. ISBN 978-1-894975-39-1

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Abstract

Teacher education and open and distance learning (ODL) are separately complex and critically important fields of endeavour. Used together, they have the potential to enhance the effective, efficient and equitable provision of education and to maximise access to such provision by various categories of disadvantaged learners. This chapter sets the scene for the book’s interrogation of the pressures on, and the possibilities of, teacher education through ODL that can generate long-term and sustainable outcomes for learners, their families and their communities in developing and developed nations. The chapter outlines the key issues framing the book, identifies previous and current publications that it is intended to complement and extend, and explains the book’s rationale, development and structure. Three organising questions are then articulated that are covered in the intervening chapters and responses to which are synthesised in the final chapter in the book.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 1. c. Commonwealth of Learning, 2010. Available for download, free-of-charge, on Publisher's web site. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 370.711 Tea.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Patrick Danaher
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2011 04:41
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher education; open learning; distance learning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18675

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