This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 28 number 2,
Author(s): Wen-Chun Chen, " Professional Growth during Cyber Collaboration between Pre-service and In-service Teachers", Pages 218–228, Copyright Elsevier (February 2012).
The current study explores the potential for two-way professional development during a telecollaboration between pre-service and in-service teachers (PSTs and ISTs), exemplified with the context of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) MA program.
Thirteen IST–PST dyads engaged in collaboration with e-pals and completed two tasks: professional interviews and lesson planning.
Thematic analysis was used to analyze questionnaire responses and work logs.
Partakers all exhibited the cultivation of reflective thinking by sharing knowledge and learning experiences—occupationally, pedagogically, and academically—with each other.