Online teacher training in a context of 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 of forced immobility: the case of Gaza, Palestine. European Education, 49(2-3), pp. 133-150. (doi:10.1080/10564934.2017.1315538)

Fassetta, G. , Imperiale, M. G., Frimberger, K., Attia, M. and Al-Masri, N. (2017) Online teacher training in a context of forced immobility: the case of Gaza, Palestine. European Education, 49(2-3), pp. 133-150. (doi:10.1080/10564934.2017.1315538)

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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:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Frimberger, Dr Katja and Imperiale, Ms Maria and Al-Masri, Dr Nathmi and Attia, Dr Mariam and Fassetta, Dr Giovanna
Authors: Fassetta, G., Imperiale, M. G., Frimberger, K., Attia, M., and Al-Masri, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Creativity Culture and Faith
Journal Name:European Education
Publisher:Taylor and Francis (Routledge)
ISSN:1056-4934
ISSN (Online):1944-7086
Published Online:09 August 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Giovanna Fassetta, Maria Grazia Imperiale, Katja Frimberger, Mariam Attia, and Nazmi Al-Masri
First Published:First published in European Education 49(2-3):133-150
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
629411Researching Multilingually at the Borders of Language, the Body, Law, and the StateAlison PhippsArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/L006936/1ED - EDUCATION