Using an online community of practice to foster inquiry as pedagogy amongst student teachers

Oliver Dreon, Scott P. McDonald

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Abstract

Research has shown how individual components of an online environment such as blogging or discussion boards can be effective tools with learners and preservice teachers. This study examines how an integrated, comprehensive online environment can be used as a component of a community of practice to develop student teachers' conceptions of inquiry as science pedagogy. The community of practice studied was unique being comprised of highly-experienced teachers that are all engaged in doctoral level science education research. The online environment was used by entire community to reflect and communicate about the theory and practice of inquiry science pedagogy. Student teachers' conceptions of inquiry science pedagogy were studied via data collected through the online environment (student teachers' online journals, posts to threaded discussions, and usage patterns).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICLS 2006 - International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Proceedings
Pages140-146
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006
Event7th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2006 - Bloomington, IN, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2006Jul 1 2006

Publication series

NameICLS 2006 - International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Other7th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2006
CountryUnited States
CityBloomington, IN
Period6/27/067/1/06

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Dreon, O., & McDonald, S. P. (2006). Using an online community of practice to foster inquiry as pedagogy amongst student teachers. In ICLS 2006 - International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Proceedings (pp. 140-146). (ICLS 2006 - International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Proceedings; Vol. 1).