Prepared for the Traditional, Trained in the Virtual: Impact of Online Teaching Practicum on Student Teachers’ Readiness
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- Virtual Classroom; Practice Teaching; Readiness; Teaching Practicum
Teaching Practicum (TP) is a crucial component of pre-service teachers’ education, which serves as a training ground to develop their competencies by providing them with opportunities to acquire hands-on experience in a real-life classroom environment. The migration to online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic altered how student teachers obtained their training, thereby limiting their ability to gain firsthand experience in an actual classroom. Education in the new normal exposed the student teachers to an unconventional situation, providing a fertile ground for investigating the student teacher’s TP experiences during the pandemic and, subsequently, their readiness to enter the field as bona fide teachers. The study’s findings showed that there were several benefits and drawbacks that student teachers experienced in relation to their online TP. Lower levels of anxiousness when lecturing pupils are one advantage of online instruction. However, being unable to engage with students physically poses a challenge to student teachers’ TP. These challenges include problems with monitoring student behavior, reduced attendance rates, and interruptions in online classes due to technological problems. Though most of the teacher candidates affirmed they are prepared to teach in physical classrooms, they also acknowledge that they have missed essential field experiences in their TP.
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TY - CONF AU - Catherine Jean A. Brillantes AU - Jovannie M. Sarona AU - Junette B. Buslon AU - Ericson O. Alieto PY - 2023 DA - 2023/04/28 TI - Prepared for the Traditional, Trained in the Virtual: Impact of Online Teaching Practicum on Student Teachers’ Readiness BT - Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the Asia Association of Computer-Assisted Language Learning (AsiaCALL 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 115 EP - 132 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-38476-042-8_11 DO - 10.2991/978-2-38476-042-8_11 ID - Brillantes2023 ER -