Virtual praxis: Constraints, approaches, and innovations of online creative arts teacher educators

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Burke, Katie. 2020. "Virtual praxis: Constraints, approaches, and innovations of online creative arts teacher educators." Teaching and Teacher Education. 95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103143
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Virtual praxis: Constraints, approaches, and innovations of online creative arts teacher educators

ERA Journal ID20739
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorBurke, Katie
Journal TitleTeaching and Teacher Education
Journal Citation95
Article Number103143
Number of Pages10
Year2020
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0742-051X
1879-2480
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103143
Web Address (URL)https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0742051X20313342?dgcid=rss_sd_all
Abstract

Higher education, and in particular, initial teacher education, has been significantly transformed through the introduction of e-learning. However, online teacher education presents particular challenges in the creative arts, which has traditionally developed student understanding through embodied and collaborative learning experiences. In this qualitative study, in-depth interviews were conducted with eight online arts educators in teacher education programs to understand their perspectives and pedagogy in online arts coursework. Using Engeström’s Activity Theory as an analytical lens, the findings highlight how these academics navigated challenges and opportunities to facilitate authentic, praxis-focused arts experiences to prepare pre-service teachers for the classroom.

KeywordsCreative arts, Online learning, e-learning, Praxis, Arts education, Teacher education
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390303. Higher education
390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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