Teacher peer support in social network sites

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Teacher peer support in social network sites
Abstract
This paper describes the types of support that teachers are accessing through the Social Network Site (SNS) ‘Facebook’. It describes six ways in which teachers support one another within online groups. It presents evidence from a study of a large, open group of teachers online over a twelve week period, repeated with multiple groups a year later over a one week period. The findings suggest that large open groups in SNSs can be a useful source of pragmatic advice for teachers but that these groups are rarely a place for reflection on or feedback about teaching practice.
Publication
Teaching and Teacher Education
Volume
56
Pages
138-149
Date
May 1, 2016
Journal Abbr
Teaching and Teacher Education
Language
en
ISSN
0742-051X
Accessed
07/06/2020, 08:06
Library Catalog
ScienceDirect
Extra
shortDOI: 10/f8np5n
Citation
Kelly, N., & Antonio, A. (2016). Teacher peer support in social network sites. Teaching and Teacher Education, 56, 138–149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2016.02.007