Using e-Learning for Inquiring Curricular Issues Globally: from Hong Kong Prospective Teachers' Perspectives

Sally Wai-Yan WAN
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
sallywywan@cuhk.edu.hk

Yesky Ka-Yan LEUNG
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yeskykyleung@gmail.com

Karrie Po-Shan LAM
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Karry1003@gmail.com

Issac Wai HO
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hwaiwhy11@yahoo.com.hk

Abstract

The purpose of this poster is to present preliminary findings of how prospective teachers view the use of e-learning tools (for example, Weebly) to inquire curricular issues that involve a group of Spanish prospective and in-service teachers. Data collection methods include focus group and individual interviews with prospective teachers. Qualitative findings included pre-service teachers' learning experiences in using the online platform for inquiry, as well as their views upon the processes and products. It is concluded that the learning environment plays significant roles in supporting collaborative learning processes and sustaining learning motivation. Discussion and implications for the feasibility of using e-learning for teacher education are explored and presented.

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