Teacher development, a key issue today in teacher education, encompasses professional, personal, and social lifelong development of the practitioner. The Mauritius Institute of Education gains much to empower teacher networks to consolidate teacher development. In this context, Web 2.0 tools are very useful. It helps teachers maintain a critical link with their peers for the creation and sharing of educational resources. The implementation of a new course for pre-service primary school teachers is in line with web 2.0 philosophy: tapping of collective intelligence, sharing and collaboration. This course offers opportunities to pre-service teachers to become reflective practitioners through participatory technologies. This paper outlines pre-service teachers’ (mostly digital natives) attitudes towards participatory technologies and web 2.0 philosophy. It also investigates the dynamics with regards to the creation and sharing of educational resources. Questionnaires, virtual observations and students’ portfolios are the major sources of data for the purpose of this study.
|Keywords:||Web 2.0, Participatory Technologies, Teacher Development, Primary School, Lifelong Development|
Lecturer in Distance Education, Centre for Open and Distance Learning, Mauritius Institute of Education, Reduit, Mauritius
Open and Distance Learning Assistant, Centre for Open and Distance Learning, Mauritius Institute of Education, Reduit, Mauritius
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