Authentic learning across international borders: a cross institutional online project for pre-service teachers

Redmond, Petrea (2009) Authentic learning across international borders: a cross institutional online project for pre-service teachers. DE Quarterly, 2.

Abstract

Pre-service teachers, teachers and teacher educators from Queensland, Australia and Alberta, Canada formed an online learning community to inquire into real world issues that are present in today’s diverse classrooms. The learning community used authentic technology tools, authentic discussion participants, authentic topics (e.g., ICT integration, second language learners, cyberbullying and students with special needs) as part of their authentic assessment. A combination of stimulus reading material, further research, video conferencing, face to face discussion and online discussion enabled the pre-service teachers to engage in deep learning in as they questioned, researched and interpreted a range of perspectives as part of the learning experience. From these meaningful conversations, they continued to build a rich understanding of teaching practice by drawing connections between theories, experiences and realities of teaching in contemporary contexts.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This paper was not refereed. c DEHub.
Depositing User: Dr Petrea Redmond
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2011 07:23
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning communities; pre-service training
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
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/6938

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