Design Research: Using Computer Supported Collaborative Learning to Develop Pre-service Teachers’ Code of Professional Ethics
Wednesday, March 4 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Location: Amazon B-F Rounds
Presider: Chia-Jung Yeh, East Carolina University, United States
Abstract: This design research experiment meets the dual objectives of (1) crafting an innovative solution to solve the instructional problem of how to effectively develop pre-service teachers’ personal code of ethics while at the same time (2) assessing the innovation in order to influence practice and build upon theoretical models of learning and thinking. Specifically, this study implements the innovative practice of Collaborative Concept Mapping (CCM) crafted in a synchronous digital environment in order to promote a co-constructed understanding of ethical reasoning processes in pre-service teachers. It is grounded in theories of concept mapping and computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL). This study addresses the gap in literature of both methodology of design research in instructional technology and the gap in literature on effective pedagogy for pre-service teacher ethics instruction.