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Most research has examined flipped learning (FL) within the context of face-to-face (F2F) instruction. However, previous research has not effectively explored the possibility of how online synchronous flipped learning influences pre-service teachers (PSTs) in teacher education programs during Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Recognizing the gap in the literature, this paper explored three aspects of online synchronous flipped learning by understanding 1) PSTs' learner engagement, 2) self-directed learning, and 3) learner satisfaction in a Korean university. The data was collected from Korean PST's interviews, reflection notes, and course evaluations. The thematic analysis was used to analyze qualitative data sources. The study findings showed that PSTs favored a synchronous online FL because it encouraged them to engage in various collaborative activities through Zoom breakout sessions. Also, pre-class materials from online FL can positively enhance the PSTs' self-directed learning process. Based on these findings, this study provides suggestions on how to effectively implement online synchronous flipped learning in teacher education programs.
Updated: Jul. 12, 2022
Pre-service teachers’ perception of technology competencies based on the new ISTE technology standards
With a plethora of technology available to support teaching and learning, preservice teachers are expected to become well-versed in technology literacy and competencies through their teacher education programs. This study examined preservice teachers’ perceptions of technology competencies, based on newly issued International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Educators. A mixed-methods design was used to collect data at one of the national universities of education in South Korea. The preservice teachers viewed their current technology education courses as deficient: neither tailored to their technology competency levels, nor strategically aligned with each other. This study suggested that teacher education curricula should be redesigned to offer more and better opportunities for teachers to improve teaching technology skills that can be readily applied to classrooms.
Updated: Jun. 07, 2021
The meaning of teacher education in an exam-oriented education system: lessons from novice secondary teachers in Korea
This study investigated four novice secondary teachers’ experience and perceptions of teacher education in relation to their current work experience in a high-stakes testing context. The novice teachers commonly indicated that their preparation, which had focused on content expertise, turned out to have little significance in schools, as they mainly executed teaching to the test. Instead, their role as homeroom teachers, which was concerned with caring and supporting students, was found to have much more significance. Accordingly, they indicated that teacher education must more strongly emphasise preparing teachers for that role, which requires them to become mature, considerate, and autonomous educators. Based on this finding, this study suggests the need for a clearer conception of and emphasis on the subjectification function of teacher education that is grounded in the consideration of the fundamental vision, purpose, and meaning of teacher education in a society.
Updated: Oct. 24, 2019
Multimedia Case-Based Learning to Enhance Pre-service Teachers’ Knowledge Integration for Teaching with Technologies
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of multimedia case-based learning on pre-service teachers’ knowledge integration related to using technologies in practice. The participants were 78 students who were enrolled in a teacher preparation course. They were provided with interventions that included either video cases or no cases. The authors compared the two groups’ TPACK scores representing technological, pedagogical and content knowledge, and their integration. The results of this study show that learning with video cases was beneficial to both individual knowledge acquisition and knowledge integration. However, the video case group and the no-case group did not show any differences in their understanding of technological content knowledge and technological, pedagogical content knowledge.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2016
The Influence of the Ecological Contexts of Teacher Education on South Korean Teacher Educators' Professional Development
The goal of this study is to explore how the ecological context of teacher education influences affect South Korean teacher educators' professional development. The findings reveal that South Korean teacher educators' main concerns about their professional development are related to conducting research. Furthermore, the global influences on South Korean teacher educators' work are also strong. They need to know global trends in education in order to obtain research topics and need to communicate with foreign scholars and educators actively for the purpose of active scholarship. The author recommends on using reflective methods, such as action research or self-study research to facilitate teacher educators.
Updated: Jan. 11, 2015
Knowledge Expectations in Mathematics Teacher Preparation Programs in South Korea and the United States: Towards International Dialogue
This study explores social expectations around adequate knowledge for prospective secondary mathematics teachers in South Korea and the United States. The authors selected a sample of 49 teacher preparation institutions in South Korea and the United States. The findings suggest that transnational commonalities and national differences exist simultaneously, and examining both is necessary to better understand teacher knowledge.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2012
The current study examined the effectiveness of a supervised mentoring program on the academic achievement of low‐income students in Seoul, South Korea. When compared to the control group, both elementary and middle school students exposed to the mentoring program improved in mathematic and reading comprehension. These findings provide support for mentoring programs as a means to reduce resource inequity in low‐income school districts.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
In this paper, the author describes the historical development of curriculum studies in South Korea over the last 3 decades by focusing on reconceptualist approaches to curriculum. The author argues for a reconfiguration of Western discourses in terms of local and regional knowledges. In conclusion, the author argues that writing “regional tales” sets a critical example for Western curriculum scholars while at the same time inviting links to curriculum studies and researchers in other non-Western countries.
Updated: Mar. 17, 2011
This paper represents the collaborative efforts of two college faculty, one in the USA and one in Australia, exploring notions of internationalization of colleges of education and research on multilingualism and teacher education. The article focuses on two questions: in what ways can teacher educators enhance their expertise to prepare teachers for multicultural teaching in a global context? How can teacher educators and institutions create contexts and experiences where teachers and prospective teachers develop their knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach from an international and multicultural perspective?
Updated: Oct. 12, 2010
The article investigates the current educational context in South Korea and the policy and practice issues that arise within this context regarding teacher education in English as a second language.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2009