Presentation Proposals for GLoCALL 2021

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Main presenter
Ms. Elis Johannes HENDRY SALIM
HELP University, Malaysia (Shah Alam, Malaysia)
Presenter [2]
Dr. Dr Priyadarshini MUTHUKRISHNAN HELP University, Malaysia
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Dr. Sailajah Nair SUKUMARAN Malaysian Institute of Teacher Education, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
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Presentation title
Exploring the Development of Professional Competency of Early Childhood Pre-service Teachers Through Online Practicum Experiences
Presentation abstract
Teaching practicum in Teacher Education programmes is considered a crucial part of said programmes because it helps build the professional competency of pre-service teachers and prepare them to be effective future teachers. Teaching practicum in early childhood education is usually carried out in physical classrooms, where children can learn effectively by interacting with friends and teachers and participating in hands-on experiences. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, pre-service teachers must shift to online teaching practicum. This poses a unique challenge for them and there is some concern over whether their professional skills can be effectively developed through the online practicum. The article focuses on the challenges and experiences faced by pre-service teachers during the online practicum period, and how the online practicum experience facilitates the development of their professional competency. This is a qualitative study that involves 8 pre-service teachers in in-depth semi-structured interviews. The interview data is transcribed verbatim and then the thematic analysis is performed to derive the themes that answer the research questions. Some implications on teacher education programmes, especially the teaching practicum component, are discussed. The study provides some recommendations in revamping the current teacher training curriculum, specifically to incorporate online classroom management, digital resources and digital pedagogical skills.
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Teaching practicum, professional competency, early childhood education, pre-service teacher, challenges
E-learning, collaborative learning and blended learning
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Elis Johannes Hendry Salim
Submitted: Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 1:00 AM [JST]
Modified: Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 9:27 PM [JST]
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