Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science

Student Teachers’ Attitudes Toward the Interaction on Facebook During Practicum

Authors
Yuehchiu Fang, Hui-Lin Hsieh
Corresponding Author
Yuehchiu Fang
Available Online December 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.38How to use a DOI?
Keywords
facebook, practicum, student teacher, communication tools
Abstract
Student teachers are frequently frustrated by a perceived conflict between the teaching of literacy learned in teaching/learning method courses or practice courses where they see in classrooms and the reality of practicum. The purpose of this study is to investigate student teachers’ attitudes toward the interaction on the online social networking site, Facebook, which is a conversation-friendly online community for student teachers to seek help, express experiences, reflect on their observations/beliefs, aiming to continue to refine their practice and keep them connected to a larger community. The survey data was collected from 20 undergraduate student teachers at a Taiwanese technological university during their practicum. Results indicated student teachers’ positive responses to the interaction on Facebook with regard to aspects of interest/enjoyment, value/usefulness, and communication tools. The discussion suggested that student teachers’ interaction with peers and instructors via Facebook during practicum should be encouraged.
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Proceedings
2013 International Conference on the Modern Development of Humanities and Social Science
Part of series
Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
December 2013
ISBN
978-90786-77-90-1
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/mdhss-13.2013.38How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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