Student-Teachers’ Perception of the Preparedness to Engage in Online Teaching, and Challenges They Face When Teaching Online: A Corpus Analysis of Their Reflexive Journal Entries

Hazidi Abdul Hamid, and Md Rosli Ismail, and Abdul Aziz Md. Nor, and Rosinah Mahmood, and Eti Fairudz Zainudin, (2021) Student-Teachers’ Perception of the Preparedness to Engage in Online Teaching, and Challenges They Face When Teaching Online: A Corpus Analysis of Their Reflexive Journal Entries. In: ICE 2021 : Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Education, 20-21 September 2021, Virtual Conference.

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Abstract

The Covid19 pandemic changed the way almost everything is done, including teaching. Online teaching rose to become the quintessential way mode of teaching in weeks after being in relative obscurity the two decades of its existence. Online teaching is now prominent, but research shows that we are still lacking knowledge in almost every human aspect involved in online teaching. This study focusses on student-teachers’ perceptions of their own preparedness to teach online and the challenges they face when teaching online. This is done by looking into the primary keywords or concepts the student-teachers use in their own writing. Language is our ubiquitous tool by which we look into the minds of fellow human beings. Accordingly, this study looks at a body of language (corpus) compiled from the reflective journals produced by 23 student-teachers as part of their final assessment portfolio (+700 pages, +800,000 words). These journals embody their thoughts during their practical teaching experience. The analysis is carried out using a concordancer program. By analysing this corpus, we will, (1) identify the most prominently occurring content words, and (2) the most prominently occurring words relative to the prominent keywords. The resulting semantic web will display the concepts the preoccupy the concerns of these respondents thus giving us an insight into possible areas that we need to focus on in our efforts to remedy and enhance our online teaching capabilities. Initial findings show that the most prominent word in their writing ‘students’ with technical and technology concerns falling far behind.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching, Writing, Online, Corpus Analysis, Discourse
Subjects: > > LB2300 Higher Education
> > LB2300 Higher Education
> > LB2300 Higher Education

> LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
> LC Special aspects of education > LC5800 Distance education
Divisions: Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Siti Norfazila Ismail
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2022 01:25
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2022 01:25
URI: http://library.oum.edu.my/repository/id/eprint/1413

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