Teacher peer support in social network sites

Kelly, Nick & Antonio, Amy (2016) Teacher peer support in social network sites. Teaching and Teacher Education, 56, pp. 138-149.

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This paper describes the types of support that teachers are accessing through the Social Network Site (SNS) 'Facebook'. It describes six ways in which teachers support one another within online groups. It presents evidence from a study of a large, open group of teachers online over a twelve week period, repeated with multiple groups a year later over a one week period. The findings suggest that large open groups in SNSs can be a useful source of pragmatic advice for teachers but that these groups are rarely a place for reflection on or feedback about teaching practice.

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ID Code: 95473
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: teacher education, social network, beginning teacher, early career teacher, Facebook, online professional development, social support
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2016.02.007
ISSN: 0742-051X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Deposited On: 10 May 2016 23:22
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 11:18

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