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A Comparison between Two countries in Terms of Their School Teachers' Understanding of Research Methodologies in Educational Practices
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, Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University, Japan ; , , National Institute of Informatics, Japan ; , National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The authors aimed to obtain school teachers' views and ideas on the methods used to evaluate their lessons through discussion and knowledge building and to evaluate the differences between the teachers from both the countries. We installed the course management system (CMS), referred to as Moodle, on the web sever and conducted in-service training using wiki. Consequently, the finding emerged that there exists a difference between the teachers from the two countries in terms of the manner in which they frame their lessons and the evaluation methods adopted by them. However, we also found a common feature-teachers from both the countries were influenced by the context that they were familiar with in their daily educational work. This feature is interesting because our previous questionnaire survey indicated the same facts. Therefore, it appears that the teachers have a tendency to believe familiar ideas and views based on their experiences.

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Nagai, M., Deuff, D., Kitamoto, A. & Kato, H. (2006). A Comparison between Two countries in Terms of Their School Teachers' Understanding of Research Methodologies in Educational Practices. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3529-3534). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 21, 2019 from .

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