Supporting pre-service teachers online

  • Seamus Delaney
  • Emily Rochette
  • Jared Carpendale

    Press/Media: Article/Feature

    Period1 Dec 2020

    Media contributions


    Media contributions

    • TitleSupporting pre-service teachers online
      Media name/outletRoyal Australian Chemical Institute Magazine
      Media typeWeb
      DescriptionIn March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Responding to this, universities reacted quickly by shifting classes online. Some Victorian academics perceived this shift as a timely opportunity to reflect on how they could develop pre-service teachers’ technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) by modelling it in their practice at three universities in Victoria. Through the lens of chemistry teacher educators, they report on this transition as they were faced with redesigning units and methods of delivery for undergraduate and graduate pre-service chemistry teachers. They present these reflections as vignettes demonstrating common themes that emerged from the experiences, including reframing challenges as opportunities, purposeful decision making, explicit modelling of TPACK, and the opportunity to apply knowledge in teaching practice. These themes have been used to develop recommendations for other chemistry teacher educators who may also find themselves reflecting on their TPACK as they support pre-service teachers in an online environment (Carpendale J., Delaney S., Rochette E. J. Chem. Educ. 2020, 97(9), 2534–43).
      PersonsSeamus Delaney, Emily Rochette, Jared Carpendale