"EE in cyberspace, why not?" teaching, learning and researching tertiary pre-service and in-service teacher environmental education online
Whitehouse, Hilary (2008) "EE in cyberspace, why not?" teaching, learning and researching tertiary pre-service and in-service teacher environmental education online. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 24 . pp. 11-21.
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Information communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to enable intending and in-service teachers in regional, rural and remote regions greater access to tertiary education. This paper describes how a fourth year environmental education subject has been successfully delivered wholly online for several years and how pre-service and in-service teachers have responded to learning through an online platform. Research indicates the necessity to create a social learning space in cyberspace to support learning; as well as the importance of building flexible learning opportunities and offline assessment tasks to generate meaningful learning experiences related to local places. Teaching environmental education online may initially create the dilemma of how to engage meaningfully with place-based learning through the no-place of cyberspace. However, carefully designed, online learning can and does support positive learning outcomes. While there are limitations to online study, well-conceived, web-based delivery is certainly no barrier to teaching and learning environmental education in the tertiary sector.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||ICT; environmental education; online learning; in-service teachers; pre-service teacher preparation; tertiary education|
|FoR Codes:||13 EDUCATION > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||15 Feb 2010 08:34|
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