Professional practice

Approaches to teaching online: Exploring factors influencing teachers in a fully online university

In recent years there has been widespread interest in the implementation of online courses in universities. While most studies about online learning environments primarily focus on technology-related issues or instructional methods, little attention …

Digging into initial teacher training practices in Catalonia

Transferring learning into professional practice should be one of the main goals of any training programme, thus dismantling the gap between the academic and work world (Correa, 2015). The analysis of elements affecting an efficient learning transfer …

Colaboración docente: Experiencias de centros educativos en Uruguay

Esta comunicación presenta los resultados preliminares de un estudio de casos múltiple que se está desarrollando en centros educativos del departamento de Colonia, Uruguay. Como objetivos, se busca describir las formas en que se manifiesta la …

La adquisición de las competencias profesionales a través de las prácticas curriculares de la formación inicial de maestros

Las prácticas profesionales constituyen un elemento esencial en los planes de formación inicial de maestros, contribuyendo no sólo al desarrollo de competencias, sino también a su orientación profesional y posterior inserción laboral. No obstante, …

Factors affecting school teachers’ perceptions of the instructional benefits of educational digital media

This study aims to identify the factors that affect primary and secondary school teachers’ perceptions of the potential benefits of digital media for teaching and learning in schools. Various studies have shown that when teachers believe that the use …

Technology use for teaching and learning

Our main aim is to categorise the different uses teachers and students make of ICT as a teaching and learning tool in technology-rich classrooms. A questionnaire about possible uses was developed following the guidelines provided by the literature …

Internet, escola i comunitat en el trànsit cap a la Societat Xarxa. La incorporació d’internet al sistema educatiu de Catalunya per al desenvolupament comunitari

Durant els darrers anys, hi ha hagut un gran interès en el procés d’introducció de les tecnologies de la informació i de la comunicació (TIC) a les escoles. Tot i que la majoria dels esforços s’han dirigit a l’estudi de la seva incorporació als …

Online community building in classrooms and schools: Using the internet to extend teachers’ face-to-face community practices

Using a digital inequality approach, this study analyses the introduction of the internet into teachers’ daily activity in order to support and enhance community building in classrooms and schools. Two thousand one hundred and sixty-three (2,163) …

Factors affecting school teachers’ perceptions of the instructional benefits of digital technology

The potential benefits of digital technology for teaching and learning in schools have been extensively characterized in the academic literature. However, little is known about the factors that affect teachers’ perceptions of these benefits. This …

Affective dimension of university professors about their teaching: An exploration through the semantic differential technique

The main objective of this study is to increase our knowledge of teacher feelings about teaching, as a component of teacher identity. In the first part, we present a comprehensive review of the literature about teachers’ feelings, especially in the …