E-dialogue journal: Student teachers' perspectives on their school experience


Akdeniz Language Studies Conference, Antalya, Türkiye, 9 - 12 Mayıs 2012, cilt.70, ss.1810-1819 identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
  • Cilt numarası: 70
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.257
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Antalya
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1810-1819


Teacher training programs require observation of actual school environment by student teachers before they actually start teaching under the supervision of an experienced teacher. Student teachers observe host teachers and students; they gain insights into classroom management and become acquainted with school organization and administration. This study is conducted with 25 student teachers in English Language Teaching department at a large state university in Turkey. Student teachers have corresponded with their instructor for 12 weeks after each school observation. This paper will consider the contents of the dialogue journals via the e-mail between the teacher trainees and their trainer during their School Experience with particular emphasis on insights into their observations and the feasibility of the process. By way of summary, this paper will also highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the process and suggest ways of incorporating the dialogue journal in language teacher education. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of ALSC 2012