An Asset-Based Approach to Integrating Formal and Informal Education During Teacher Preparation

ID: 54279 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Daniel A. Tillman, William H. Robertson, and Song A. An, The University of Texas at El Paso, United States

Wednesday, March 20 3:20-3:40 PM Location: Sunset 3 View on map

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Abstract: This paper presents a framework for addressing the integration of formal and informal education during teacher preparation. Specifically, the narrative addresses the many challenges that arise when implementing the real-world integration of formal and informal education intended to improve students’ academic performance and attitudes during the current e-learning era—to address these concerns, the focus of the discussion is primarily about the benefits obtained from employing an asset-based approach, as opposed to the more traditional needs-based approach, to create an optimal mix of formal and informal education. By employing an asset-based approach that is designed to decrease student resistance, while increasing teacher resourcefulness, the framework presented can help to improve school performance in the contemporary e-learning era.


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