ESOL pre-service teachers’ experiences and learning in completing a reflection paper and digital storytelling

Ho-Ryong Park

Abstract


This qualitative study investigated how pre-service teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) experienced and learned from their completion of a reflective project, including a reflection paper and digital storytelling. The participants were 20 graduate students in a program for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at a university in the United States. This study aimed to identify participants’ experiences when completing the project and its influences on their learning. The findings demonstrated their diverse performance and perspectives during the tasks, as well as their learning in language, culture, education, and technology. Based on these findings, dialogic hybrid learning and the pedagogical implications are discussed.


Keywords


English for Speakers of Other Language; Preservice Teacher Education; Reflective Tasks; Digital Storytelling; Technology Assisted Teaching and Learning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.4117