A flexible delivery teacher education strategy in Micronesia

Sullivan, Terence, Serow, Penelope, Taylor, Neil, Burnett, Greg, Tarrant, Jodana, Smardon, Dianne, and Angell, Emily (2015) A flexible delivery teacher education strategy in Micronesia. Micronesian Educator, 21. pp. 33-43.

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This study describes the experiences of a group of 14 pre-service and 14 in-service teachers from a small Pacific Island country in Micronesia, who were enrolled in a teacher education programme that was delivered online to their home country from the University of New England in Australia, with added online and face to face lecturer support. At the invitation of the Government of the Republic of Nauru to work in partnership to improve its children's school achievement, the project aimed to raise the quality of teachers in the country by enabling these jointly selected participants to cascade their new learning in pedagogical theory and practice throughout the 10 schools in the island nation, whilst remaining teaching in their home communities. The data revealed a complex interaction between certain technological and cultural variables, which needed to be more effectively managed in order to more effectively deliver the online teacher education programme.

Item ID: 58989
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1061-088X
Keywords: teacher education; Pacific Island countries; remote area; e-learning; blended learning; flexible learning; technology culture
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2019 22:34
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130311 Pacific Peoples Education @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development @ 100%
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