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Using an activity theory framework, the authors examine how preservice teachers and middle school students utilized instant messaging in educational contexts. They also examine the impact of instant messaging on the development of community among preservice teachers.Qualitative results from six focus groups and two personal interviews indicate that instant messaging enhanced the development of community among the preservice teachers. It also facilitated the breakdown of teacher-student social barriers while being predominantly exploited as a social rather than an academic medium.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2009
Student engagement has been identified as an important precursor to student learning. Engagement, especially in the middle years, is now at the centre of mainstream education discussion and debate. Three contesting epistemological constructions of student engagement are identified.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2009
The article describes a study into the social dynamics between peer tutors and students, as they interact in higher education classrooms. Finding s reveal that interaction is not always smooth and that tutors spend much time on impression management. In addition, tutor/student relationships can include misunderstandings and power struggles.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2008
The Role of Teacher Questioning in Promoting Dialogic Literary Inquiry in Computer-Mediated Communication
This article reports research from an innovative university-secondary school partnership, the Web Pen Pals Project, which pairs preservice English teachers in online chat rooms with local middle school students to talk about young adult literature. The analyses reported here center on the type of dialogue that results during such online conversations.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2008