Social constructivism and asynchronous text-based discussion: a case study with trainee teachers

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Abstract

The paper reports a case study using asynchronous text-based discussion. It considers the role of the tutor and discusses the extent to which online discussions can facilitate social constructivist approaches to instruction and the creation of knowledge. Participants were 17 trainee teachers studying on a post graduate teaching course. The asynchronous text-based discussion (using e-blackboard) focused on planning for progression in children's learning in history and culminated in the trainee teachers writing individual assignments on the topic. The paper analyses the different types of contributions made and reports on the trainees' evaluations of the benefits and limitations of using e-blackboard. It concludes with recommendations and areas for further research.
Translated title of the contributionSocial constructivism and asynchronous text-based discussion: a case study with trainee teachers
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165 - 177
Number of pages13
JournalEducation and Information Technologies
Volume8 (2)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003

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Publisher: Springer Netherlands

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