Online learning networks for pre-service and early career teachers

Kelly, Nick and Clara, Marc and Kehrwald, Benjamin and Danaher, Patrick Alan (2016) Online learning networks for pre-service and early career teachers. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Basingstoke, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-137-50301-5


How can we improve support for teachers as they negotiate the pathways into the profession? This book highlights how strong networks of connections with other teachers and with resources have been shown to make a big difference. Online learning networks are one way to help preservice and early career teachers to foster these connections. The greater community of teachers has an interest in helping new teachers to enter the profession. New technologies have allowed teachers to be connected any where, any time; this book discusses principles for the design and implementation of learning networks that can use this connectivity to improve support for beginning teachers. It addresses foundational principles of types of teacher communities (online and offline), types of knowledge relevant to beginning teachers, the idea of presence within a network and methodologies for studying and nurturing communities of teachers, providing recent examples of each.

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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
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Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Third place winner in the USQ Publication Excellence Awards for Authored Books published during the period of 1 January-31 December 2016.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 01:17
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 00:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, connectedness, design principles, design-based research, early career teachers, identity, learning networks, online learning, presence, pre-service teachers, TeachConnect, teacher knowledge, teacher reflection, teacher support, the greater community of teachers, wicked problems
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 > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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