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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||teacher education, social network, beginning teacher, early career teacher, Facebook, online professional development, social support|
|Divisions:||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:||15 May 2016 04:31|
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