Teacher peer support in social network sites

Kelly, Nick and Antonio, Amy (2016) Teacher peer support in social network sites. Teaching and Teacher Education, 56. pp. 138-149. ISSN 0742-051X


This paper describes the types of support that teachers are accessing through the Social Network Site (SNS) ‘Facebook’. It describes six ways in which teachers support one another within online groups. It presents evidence from a study of a large, open group of teachers online over a twelve week period, repeated with multiple groups a year later over a one week period. The findings suggest that large open groups in SNSs can be a useful source of pragmatic advice for teachers but that these groups are rarely a place for reflection on or feedback about teaching practice.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 28992
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Files associated with this item cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 03:21
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 03:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: social network; teacher; teacher education; beginning teacher; Facebook; natural language processing; online professional development
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.02.007
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28992

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only