Online teacher training in a context for forced immobility: the Case of Gaza, Palestine

Fassetta, G, Imperiale, M G, Frimberger, K, Attia, M and Al-Masri, N (2017) Online teacher training in a context for forced immobility: the Case of Gaza, Palestine. European Education, 49 (2-3). pp. 133-150. ISSN 1056-4934

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Abstract

This article discusses an action research study that involved the design and delivery of an online training course for teachers of Arabic to speakers of other languages in the Gaza Strip (Palestine). Grounded in Freirean pedagogy, the course aimed to respond to the employment needs of university graduates by creating opportunities for online language teaching. The action research study explored the dynamics at play within the online educational environment, to evidence elements that challenged and/or facilitated effective collaboration between trainers and trainees. This article retraces and discusses the processes through which the course moved from didacticism to engaged critical pedagogy.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 11:42
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2017 06:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67441

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