Education Publications

Title

Community Building Through Electronic Discussion Boards: Pre-Service Teachers’ Reflective Dialogueson Science Teaching

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2003

Journal

Journal of Science Education and Technology

Volume

12

Issue

4

First Page

397

Last Page

411

URL with Digital Object Identifier

https://doi.org/10.1023/B:JOST.0000006299.07433.eb

Abstract

This research study focuses on an electronic forum for building a community of pre-service teachers to reflect upon new directions in science teaching. The thesis of this paper is to model the notion of community building for teacher reflective practice. Through pre-service teachers' WebCT postings on students' theories in science, we provide evidence of how WebCT discussion board served as a forum for community building to carry out reflective practice. We conclude that WebCT discussion board can serve as a viable tool for building a community of reflective teachers. This study implies that WebCT and similar Internet electronic discussion tools may be effectively used for community building to carry out reflective dialogues in teacher education.

Notes

Article available at Journal of Science Education and Technology, Vol. 12(4).

https://doi.org/10.1023/B:JOST.0000006299.07433.eb

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2003

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