Project #pstn: engaging pre-service teachers in the Twitterverse

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Lemon, Narelle, Thorneycroft, Sarah, Jones, David and Forner, Lauren. 2012. "Project #pstn: engaging pre-service teachers in the Twitterverse." 3rd International Conference on Personal Learning Environments (PLE 2012). Aveiro, Portugal and Melbourne, Australia 11 - 13 Jul 2012
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Project #pstn: engaging pre-service teachers in the Twitterverse

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsLemon, Narelle (Author), Thorneycroft, Sarah (Author), Jones, David (Author) and Forner, Lauren (Author)
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Personal Learning Environments (PLE 2012)
Number of Pages6
Year2012
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.pleconf.org/2012
Conference/Event3rd International Conference on Personal Learning Environments (PLE 2012)
Event Details
3rd International Conference on Personal Learning Environments (PLE 2012)
Event Date
11 to end of 13 Jul 2012
Event Location
Aveiro, Portugal and Melbourne, Australia
Abstract

This paper discusses the beginning stages of the #pstn project. #pstn is seeking to introduce pre-service teachers (PSTs) to online networking to help fill in some of those (often huge) gaps between university courses and what actually happens in the classroom. The contribution of this paper is capturing the stories of the research team from very different perspectives around the early stages of #pstn and the insights these stories may hold for the broader practice of encouraging the formation of PLEs within formal education. Insights which suggest the existence of chasms between PSTs and the project members; between the nature of PLEs/PLNs and formal approaches to education; and, the culture of social media for personal and professional reasons. Chasms that need to be explored and bridged before a project like #pstn and perhaps the broader concepts of PLE/PLN can achieve broader success.

KeywordsTwitter; pre-service teachers; PLN; PLE; informal learnING; higher education research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390405. Educational technology and computing
390303. Higher education
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Byline AffiliationsRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
University of New South Wales
Faculty of Education
Department of Education, New South Wales
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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