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Put posters over the glass bit on the door and disappear: tutor perspectives on the use of VLEs to support pre-service teachers, Teaching in Higher Education, 13 (2), 169-181.

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Clarke, Linda and Abbott, Lesley (2008) Put posters over the glass bit on the door and disappear: tutor perspectives on the use of VLEs to support pre-service teachers, Teaching in Higher Education, 13 (2), 169-181. Teaching in Higher Education, 13 (2). pp. 169-181. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/13562510801923252

Abstract

This study examines the perspectives of teacher tutors on the value of the onlinecomponents of PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) courses at theUniversity of Ulster. The work has been undertaken as part of the ESRC-fundedproject, A Values-based Approach to Teacher Education. It is set within the valueladencontexts of government investment in ICT infrastructure and strategy andof the post-RAE2001 angst that has been evident among researchers ineducational informatics.The study draws upon elements of Community of Practice theory, seekingevidence for commonalities of domain, community and practice. Evidence of theseis to be found in the responses of the tutors and the online community isparticularly valued as an antidote to the tendency of teachers: to hide away inclassrooms . . . and put posters over the glass bit on the door and disappear.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:teacher education; online; community of practice
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
ID Code:6343
Deposited By:Professor Linda Clarke
Deposited On:13 Jan 2010 15:49
Last Modified:30 Oct 2012 15:54

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