Collaborative self-study of online teaching in early childhood teacher education

Green, Nicole and Wolodko, Brenda and Stewart, Cherry and Edwards, Helen and Brooks, Margaret and Littledyke, Ros (2013) Collaborative self-study of online teaching in early childhood teacher education. International Journal for Academic Development, 18 (2). pp. 166-177. ISSN 1360-144X

Abstract

Six academics at a regional university in Australia engaged in collaborative research examining their teaching and learning practices, their current understandings and beliefs about teacher education pedagogy and, specifically, the online teaching and learning environments. This collegial self-study project was guided by the goal of achieving professional learning through participation and active reflection on pedagogical practices, as well as exploring linkages and continuities between the courses within two nested degree programmes in which the researchers teach. The article focuses on how the faculty implemented the self-study research project and shows how the negotiated transition supported each researcher to engage deeply with socioconstructionist theories within the pedagogy of an online environment.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2013 00:23
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2015 04:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: distance education; online teaching and learning; professional learning; self-study; teacher education; socioconstructionism
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/1360144X.2012.677747
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21588

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