Combination of service learning and pre-service teacher training via online tutoring

Chun Hung Lin, Eric Zhi Feng Liu, Hwa Wei Ko, Shan Shan Cheng

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Abstract

During the teacher training process, service learning is an important element which can improve per-service teachers' teaching skills and increase their understanding about their students. This study integrated the concept of service learning into pre-service teacher training via online instruction. Fifty-four pre-service teachers participated in this program. X-learning system, an online tutoring system was provided by Chunghwa Telecom. Each pre-service teacher taught one rural area student by X-learn system. Through video record, interviews, and reflective journal, this study demonstrated how the pre-service teachers taught their students in online instruction, and what benefit the pre-service teachers gained from participating in this program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-268
Number of pages11
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Communications
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2008

Keywords

  • E-tutor
  • One-on-one tutoring
  • Online instruction
  • Pre-service teacher training
  • Service learning
  • X-learn system

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