Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference “Digitalization of Education: History, Trends and Prospects” (DETP 2020)

Teachers ‘Blog as a Tool for Motivating and Preventing Teachers’ Professional Burnout in the Era of Digitalization

Authors
A.Ye. Avdyukova, M.A. Nikolaeva
Corresponding Author
A.Ye. Avdyukova
Available Online 13 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200509.024How to use a DOI?
Keywords
digitalization, media education technologies, teacher blog, emotional burnout
Abstract
The article focuses on the problem of digitalization of educational environment. The authors of the article confirm risks that arise due to involvement of teachers into the media space, one of which is development of emotional burnout and physical exhaustion of teachers. Sо, in addition to social, economic and technological factors that affect emotiona burnout syndrome (EBS), there is a wary attitude of teachers themselves to development of media technologies and innovations in education. In this regard, there is a question raised about effective and safe use of digital technologies to increase media literacy of teachers in the era of digitalization. The authors justify objectivity of t appearance of signs of emotional burnout of educators, among which there is a lack of ability to maintain working efficiency, constant fatigue,causeless headaches, etc. Among the reasons for appearing of EBS there have been pointed out: a high degree of workload of a teacher, frequent conflicting demands of society, low salary and a status of a teacher. The main reason for steadiness of signs of emotional burnout and physical exhaustion is the lack of social support, which is manifested in dissatisfaction with the current situation, the attitude of society to teaching activities and those forms of professional development that are offered to teachers in Russia. As a result, the authors of the study emphasize that there is a feeling of insecurity and reluctance of teachers to make an attempt to prevent development of burnout syndrome by traditional tools and methods. Since teacher blogs in social networks are currently gaining popularity in teaching community, the authors consider the teacher blog to be one of the tools for professional growth and prevention of teachers ‘ burnout syndrome. In connection with this state of matter, the authors conducted a study “Social networks as a tool for preventing the burnout syndrome of Russian teachers”, the purpose of which was to study the potential for teachers to use blog materials in the educational environment as a means of preventing emotional burnout syndrome. A content analysis of contents of teachers ‘ blogs was also conducted. It is important that the content of personal blogs of teachers corresponds to several key thematic areas: a methodological collection; a tool for creating the image of a teacher; a motivational tool for colleagues; a block as a self-assessment of the results of one’s own teaching activities. Based on the results of the study, a number of arguments are given about the feasibility of using personal teachers’ blogs to prevent development of emotional burnout syndrome.
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