Online writing: a link to learning in a teacher education program

Jane Margaret Mitchell

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    This paper examines the use of on-line discussion as a medium for learning in a pre-service teacher education program. As part of an Education Studies course student teachers engaged in a discussion of issues related to technology and equity in schools. The design of the task and the subsequent analysis of the on-line text were part of a research project investigating whether and how communications technology can be used to integrate and extend the learning of teacher education students. The main argument developed in the paper is that through the on-line activity distinctive sets of writing practices were created. These practices enabled students to make connections between the often disparate parts of teacher education programs'theory and practice, campus and school, research and experience.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)127-143
    Number of pages17
    JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2003


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