Cultural–Historical Activity Theory Perspectives on Constructing ICT-Mediated Metaphors of Teaching and Learning

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Theories & Approaches
Sep. 01, 2012

Source: European Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 35, Issue 4, 2012, pages 435-448

Drawing on cultural historical activity theory (CHAT), this study explores ways of using information and communication technology (ICT) tools in pre-service teacher education to enhance and mediate the construction of metaphors of teaching and learning.

Data included Singaporean pre-service teachers’ ICT-mediated teaching metaphors and online messages.
The analysis revealed that ICT-mediated metaphors provided a unique opportunity for pre-service teachers to interact with teacher educators and peers.
Furthermore, it empowered them to reflect on the teaching and learning process critically.

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