CALLing Student Teachers. Modern Language Student Teachers and their Perceptions of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in Initial Teacher Education


Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation, 2023

601 Pages, Grade: Pass


Abstract or Introduction

The perceptions of student teachers on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) remain underexamined in literature. This mixed methods study explored the perceptions of Modern Language (ML) student teachers to CALL at commencement and completion of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in 2020/21. These student teachers were in seven institutions across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

It was found that student teachers were less positive about CALL usage at the end of their ITE programmes. Self-directed learning also overtook university education to become the primary channel of CALL knowledge acquisition for student teachers at ITE close. A total of thirty factors were found to influence the CALL behaviours of student teachers. The issue of workload was especially significant in follow-up focus groups. The CALL behaviours of student teachers also diverged from their initial expectations.

However, these findings were not a one-size-fits-all for the whole student teacher population. There was evidence of local diversity between and within whole UK jurisdictions. Student teachers collectively suggested twelve recommendations to enhance CALL instruction in Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) courses. This investigation has produced a new and original theoretical framework that depicts the student teacher pathway to CALL adoption. The Student Teacher CAL Acceptance Model (STCAM) has been designed, tested, and refined over the course of my research project.

Details

Title
CALLing Student Teachers. Modern Language Student Teachers and their Perceptions of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in Initial Teacher Education
College
University of Ulster
Grade
Pass
Author
Year
2023
Pages
601
Catalog Number
V1442514
ISBN (eBook)
9783964877048
ISBN (Book)
9783964877055
Language
English
Keywords
CALL, education, teachers, modern languages
Quote paper
Louise Hanna (Author), 2023, CALLing Student Teachers. Modern Language Student Teachers and their Perceptions of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) in Initial Teacher Education, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1442514

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