The Effects of Connectivist Learning Environment on Vietnamese Pre-service English Teachers’ General Pedagogical Knowledge (73533)

Session Information: Development & Assessment using Technology in Education
Session Chair: Zilungile Sosibo

Friday, 22 September 2023 10:20
Session: Session 1
Room: Gotic
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 2 (Europe/Madrid)

Online learning has become increasingly popular in the Vietnamese educational context since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, constructing an effective online platform that facilitates learners to achieve positive outcomes seems to be a common concern among many educators. Thus, Connectivist Learning Environment (CLE) where learning activities were carefully designed based upon connectivism theory was proposed. This study aims to investigate the extent to which Vietnamese pre-service English teachers improved in terms of general pedagogical knowledge and their perceptions on the usefulness of the created CLE. This quasi-experimental research was conducted with 55 participants including 40 pre-service English teachers at a university in Ho Chi Minh city and 15 native and non-naive EFL teachers in Vietnam and overseas. Convenience sampling was utilized for selecting the participants. Pertinent data were obtained through multiple research instruments which were a website database, pretests, posttest, online reflective journals, and semi-structured interviews. The collected data were analyzed quantitatively by employing independent paired sample t-test and repeated measures ANOVA, and qualitatively by content analysis methods. The results indicated that pre-service English teachers’ general pedagogical knowledge significantly increased after 9-week of participation in the study. Also, the CLE was perceived as a useful learning platform with numerous positive characteristics. This study provides both theoretical and pedagogical implications and discusses some recommendations for future studies.

Sirinthorn Seepho, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Thanh Van Nguyen, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam

About the Presenter(s)
Dr Sirinthorn Seepho is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00