Providing Reflective Online Support for Preservice Teachers on Professional Practice in Schools
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Herrington, J., Oliver, R. & Herrington, T. (1999). Providing Reflective Online Support for Preservice Teachers on Professional Practice in Schools. In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 1999 (pp. 166-171). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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The forms of support needed by preservice teachers in the practicum setting relate mainly to access to relevant information, resources, guidance and support through communication with university instructors and competent peers. Too often these kinds of support are lacking for students on teaching practice in schools. This paper describes the development of a web-site where students can access a variety of support structures which enable them to reflect on their role and performance as teachers within a resource-rich and fully supported online environment. Through the website, student teachers can access resources such as: lesson plans, samples of teaching methods and activities, links to information sources, on-line and downloadable teaching materials, and discussion facilities to enable students to post problems and queries to peers and lecturers and to receive feedback.
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