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Title: Professional Development through On-line CoPs: A Case Study of EFL Teachers in China


1
Professional Development through On-line CoPs A
Case Study of EFL Teachers in China Ping
Wang s4109281_at_student.uq.edu.au 17 August 2007
2
Overview
  • The issues
  • Literature review
  • Research Design
  • Conclusion

3
The issues and significance
  • The issues
  • English teacher professional development
    needs
  • The significance

4
Transformative learning
  • Mezirow (2000)
  • Boyd (1988)
  • Freire (1998)

5
Three elements of transformative learning
  • Reflection Dewey (1933) Schon(1983)
  • Interaction in social context

6
Models of Professional Development (PD)
7
On-line Communities of Practice (CoPs)
8
An example of on-line CoP for PD
9
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10
Research design
  • A case study is an empirical inquiry that
    investigates a contemporary phenomenon within its
    real-life context -- Yin (2003 p.13)

11
  • Research site and the participants
  • Research site one Chinese university
  • The participants
  • 30 teachers for the survey
  • four teachers for the case study

12
Pre PD PD Post PD
13
Conclusion
14
Thank you
  • Constructive suggestions are appreciated!
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