Enhancing phronesis. Bridging communities through technology
2006 (English)In: Enhancing learning through technology, London: Information science publishing , 2006, 29-55 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
In this chapter the possibilities to use technology in order to improve the contextual and value-based dimensions in online distance-based teacher training in Sweden is explored. Aristotle's (1980) concept of phronesis is used as a starting point for raising questions whether the Internet and the establishing of Educational online learning communities can be used to enchance the teacher trainees' skills of making moral decisions in unpredictable situations. It is argued that active participation, collaboration and dialogue are vital in order to fostering common moral and societal values among the teacher trainees, but that there is a need for rethinking how technology could be used in order to accommodate such processes. This chapter suggests that a development of a shared teacher identity is possible by expanding the scope of online community and bridging teacher-training practices to teacher practices, thus including already practicing teachers, teacher trainers, and teacher trainees in a joint educational community.
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London: Information science publishing , 2006. 29-55 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-4796ISBN: 9789812705587OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-4796DiVA: diva2:144037