Virtual teachers: Negotiating new spaces for teaching bodies

Pendergast, Donna and Kapitzke, Cushla (2006) Virtual teachers: Negotiating new spaces for teaching bodies. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 1 4: 253-267. doi:10.1080/15544800701341574

Author Pendergast, Donna
Kapitzke, Cushla
Title Virtual teachers: Negotiating new spaces for teaching bodies
Journal name Pedagogies: An International Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1554-480X
ISBN 1920952381
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15544800701341574
Volume 1
Issue 4
Start page 253
End page 267
Total pages 15
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Subject 330107 Educational Technology and Media
749999 Education and training not elsewhere classified
Abstract In 2002, the authors reviewed the educational performance of a state education department virtual schooling service during its first 2 years of operation, 2000-2001 (Pendergast, Kapitzke, Land, Luke, & Bahr, 2002). Established by Education Queensland, the Virtual Schooling Service (VSS) utilises synchronous and asynchronous online delivery strategies and a range of learning technologies to support students at a distance (see The service commenced with a focus on senior secondary subjects. At present, there are over 700 students in 89 schools across the state enrolled in 9 subjects. In response to the recommendations of the study, a series of professional development activities were conducted with the VSS teachers by the authors. Opportunity for critical reflection was provided, including consideration of the ways in which the teachers were developing as a learning community. Some data, including visual representations, were collected from participants with the purpose of understanding how VSS teachers are constructed as professionals. This study compares and contrasts that data with self-constructions of teacher professionals in other fields.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online: 18 November 2009 Presented at the Australian Teacher Education Association Conference,Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia 6-9 July 2005

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