Preservice Teachers’ Practices in Social Digital Curation: Towards Authentic Learning
Thursday, June 28 5:15-5:45 PM Location: Jordaan 2
Presider: Alona Forkosh Baruch, Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Abstract: The reported study herewith includes analysis of 78 preservice teachers’ from altogether 45 knowledge exhibitions and insights, constructed in a digital curation course in an Israeli college of education. The aim of the study was to examine their experiences during their professional training regarding authentic learning, utilizing digital curation in a social media platform. The curation tool used for the knowledge exhibitions within a digital curation course was Scoop.it. Statements from participants’ insights were identified and sorted according to ten design features authentic of activities. Three major categories were identified, linking participants’ statements to the authentic activities characteristics model: relevance (48.4% of all statements), curator activities (44.2% of all statements), and products (7.4% of all statements). Sub-categories were classified according to these three main categories. In conclusion, participants experienced learning through digital curation as authentic, meaningful and relevant to their lives as preservice teachers and future educators.