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Electronic professional development, action research and blogging: An ideal combination

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Kebble, P, Electronic professional development, action research and blogging: An ideal combination, Asian EFL Journal, 45 Article 2. ISSN 1738-1460 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provides tools for electronic interaction that enables global dissemination of information and inter-personal connectivity. An internet-based electronic professional development course for English language teachers can allow any teacher with access to a computer and the internet to participate. Electronic professional development that utilises the Action Research (AR) paradigm allows the design of a pedagogically culturally sensitive course. Although AR has been effectively utilised within teacher professional development for over forty years (Zeichner, 2001; Parsons & Brown, 2002), it has not been widely implemented in English language teacher development (Richards & Farrell, 2005) or within electronic professional development (e-PD) courses. This paper introduces an electronic. professional development course for English language teachers (e-PD4ELT), discusses how AR can be implemented within an e-PD course, and provides an appropriate AR model for the course using a blog within a personal learning electronic environment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:professional development, blogging, action research, on-line distance learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist Studies in Education
Research Field:Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teacher and Instructor Development
Author:Kebble, P (Dr Paul Kebble)
ID Code:95648
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-10-06
Last Modified:2015-02-10
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