Rise to the occasion: The trajectory of a novice Japanese teacher's first online teaching through action research
MetadataShow full item record
Eriko, S. and Chen, C.C., Rise to the occasion: The trajectory of a novice Japanese teacher's first online teaching through action research. Journal Title (Journal Volume Number and Issue Number) pp. xx-xx. Copyright © 2019 The Author(s). DOI: 10.1177/1362168819846794
Foreign language teaching in distance education is administratively and pedagogically challenging; research on the perspectives of novice practitioners’ online teaching is also relatively scarce. This study explores how a novice Japanese teacher navigated and negotiated her professional development in a two-way virtual practitionership during her first online teaching. Data were collected from ongoing dialogue journals between the novice and her mentor followed by a semi-structured interview. Qualitative results indicate that pedagogically-sound and personalized digital tools can not only reduce the psychological distance between the teachers and students, but facilitate online teaching and learning via a performance-driven, standard-based curriculum. Informed by Action Research, the study reveals how both practitioners de/reconstructed their teacher identities and achieved professional empowerment through robust supervision and reciprocal teacher evaluation in a virtual environment. It further demonstrates the extent to which this evidence-driven and research-oriented approach can better address the genuine concerns of a foreign language program in distance education. Specifically, this context-responsive study indicates the improvement of online course delivery, teacher training and program sustainability in its own right.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Use of concept maps to improve Saudi pre-service teachers' knowledge and perception of teaching social studiesAlansari, Widad Musleh (2010)This study investigated the influence of using concept mapping as a teaching and learning tool on Saudi Pre-Service teachers' knowledge of teaching social studies. It also investigated Saudi Pre-Service teachers' perceptions ...
Professional development in HIV prevention education for teachers using flexible learning and tutor supportJackson, Glenda Joy (2004)HIV prevention programs in schools are acknowledged as one of the best prospects for controlling the world HIV epidemic. Epidemiological evidence indicates that deaths world-wide from AIDS are yet to peak. Although HIV ...
Maged, Shireen (2011)The rapidly growing cultural diversity of school children is an international trend that has been accompanied by concerns that teacher education programmes are not adequately preparing pre-service teachers for culturally ...