Exploring the Use of Mobile Devices and Applications to Support Field Experience in Teacher Education Courses

Exploring the Use of Mobile Devices and Applications to Support Field Experience in Teacher Education Courses

Yiu-chi Lai (The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China), Pui-wan Pamela Leung (The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China), Tak-wah Wong (The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China) and Tze-leung Raymond Yuen (The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0256-2.ch020
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Abstract

Field experience at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) is viewed as a central aspect to our programmes. The proposed chapter will discuss a project that aimed to enhance student teachers' professional development in FE by adopting mobile technology and cloud services. Also, the use of digital forms of FE documents such as TP supervision forms, FE portfolios, and reflective journals enables student teachers and Institute supervisors to build their own e-portfolio for further sharing of their professional practices within and outside the Institute.
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FE is a cornerstone of the TE programmes at the HKIEd and allows student teachers to bridge theory and practice in order to achieve authentic and effective learning outcomes. Thus, at the Institute FE is viewed as a central aspect of its programmes:

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