Peer-learning and reflective thinking in an on-line community of learners

Year: 2001

Author: Maor, Dorit, Hendriks, Veronica

Type of paper: Refereed paper

There is a growth in the use of Computer Mediated Communications (CMC) in teacher education and professional development, together with a strong interest in creating reflective discourse communities among teachers. With the use of CMC, geographically and socially isolated teachers can be brought together on-line to collaborate and co-construct knowledge by engaging in open and critical discourse. This paper looks at a specific on-line unit that was designed to bring together science and mathematics teachers from around the world for the purpose of familiarising them with technologies which they can utilise for their own, and their students' communicative learning.