Hong Kong and Canadian students experiencing a new participatory culture: A teacher professional training project undergirded by new media literacies
Zheng Zhang, Jia Li, Feifei Liu, Zhuang Miao, Faculty of Education, Canada
TATE Volume 59, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This research linked 47 Hong Kong and 35 Canadian teacher candidates in a new participatory culture project within the theoretical framework of new media literacies. This paper reports the qualitative data with quantitative descriptions of participants’ social interactivity within the cross-border communities of practice. Besides the constraints of the designated online forum, findings relate that participants’ engagement in the new participatory culture contributed to their knowledge- and awareness-building of harnessing online participation, new media technologies, and cultural/linguistic diversity in education. The paper concludes with implications of cultivating communities of practice buttressed by new media literacies for teacher professional development.
Zhang, Z., Li, J., Liu, F. & Miao, Z. (2016). Hong Kong and Canadian students experiencing a new participatory culture: A teacher professional training project undergirded by new media literacies. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 59(1), 146-158. Elsevier Ltd.