Creating Flickr photo-narratives with first-year teacher education students: The possibilities and pitfalls of designing emergent learning tasks

Kawka, Marta and Larkin, Kevin M. and Danaher, Patrick (2012) Creating Flickr photo-narratives with first-year teacher education students: The possibilities and pitfalls of designing emergent learning tasks. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 37 (11). Article 1. ISSN 0313-5373

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Abstract

This paper explores the implementation of a Flickr
(Web 2.0 photo sharing software) learning task in a first year primary education course. The context for the task was a Multiliteracies course where students designed digital media activities for later use with primary age students. The Flickr task was constructed to determine how a learning activity might be designed to afford the best opportunities for emergent learning (Kawka, Larkin & Danaher, 2011). The
paper analyses data collected in phase one of an emergent
learning project (Semester Two, 2011), discusses the
outcomes of the learning task and questions whether the
opportunities provided for interaction and communication
between students resulted in emergent learning. Initial data
suggests that, although the Flickr environment affords
opportunities for emergent learning, for this group of
students within the confines of the particular task and
learning environment, evidence of emergent learning was
minimal. This has ongoing implications for designing teacher
education courses that incorporate blended learning
pedagogies.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright for their paper. Recommended Citation: Kawka, Marta; Larkin, Kevin M.; and Danaher, Patrick (2012) 'Creating Flickr Photo-Narratives with First-Year Teacher Education Students: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Designing Emergent Learning Tasks,' Australian Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 37: Iss. 11, Article 1. Available at: http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol37/iss11/1
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2013 10:29
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2015 01:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, blended learning, emergent learning, Flickr, learning tasks, photo-narratives, teacher education, Web 2.0 technologies
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23029

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