TOWARDS AN OVERVIEW OF THE TEACHERS’ PROFILE THROUGH THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRTUAL FORUMS IN THE TEACHING TRAINING DEGREE (FOREIGN LANGUAGES)
University of Zaragoza (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN12 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:We state the challenge of analysing, firstly, the previous ideas pre-service teachers of the teaching training degree (Foreign Languages) have about their future professional development.
Thus we propose the use of virtual forums, primarily developed in an individual way with the possibility of creating a learning community in the class for the exchange and joint collaboration through online and face-to-face discussions.
The objectives we proposed are aimed at improving the quality of the student’s learning and the use of Information and Communication Technologies to promote, through virtual forums, the acquisition of an active, interdisciplinary learning, from the personal work.
We analyse the strengths and limitations of the experience, with the possibility of incorporating rubrics and encourage personal reflection of each student in its formative process.
The argument we state is intended to develop a collaborative approach in the experience of university teacher who train in the teacher training degree. This will help to contribute in the reflection of the possibilities to implement Information and Communication Technologies in their future teaching practice.
Keywords: Virtual forums, virtual learning, teachers.