Using Web 2.0 collaborative tools with student science teachers

Paper by by Alan Weller, Senior Lecturer in Physics. CASS School of Education.  (Published in Rite October 2013)

The use of Web 2.0 technology for pre-service teacher learning in science education

Abstract

This research explores the use of Web 2.0 in pre-service teachers’ professional learning. A class of secondary school student science teachers in England were given two tasks to complete using a Web 2.0 collaborative online application. Their work is evaluated, as well as their comments about the use of the technology. Current trends and practices surrounding the use of Web 2.0 technology and mobile/tablet devices for learning and teaching are also discussed.

Keywords: Web 2.0, pre-service teachers, InitialTeacher Education, science teaching.

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