Skriving i et digitalt triadisk refleksjonsfellesskap i lærerutdanninga
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionActa Didactica Norge - tidsskrift for fagdidaktisk forsknings- og utviklingsarbeid i Norge. 2016, 10 (2), 347-365.
The background for this article is an intervention project in teacher education for primary school. The project addresses a worldwide call for meeting places for the triadic collaboration in teacher education. The meeting place is an asynchronous LMS-based discussion forum where second year student teachers write and receive daily response from fellow student teachers, mentors and professors in Norwegian (Mother Tongue) and in Pedagogy and Pupil-related Skills during field practice. The study presented in this article is based on a qualitative analysis of written log discussions and interviews from the second year of the project. The study shows that the student teachers have a subject-oriented focus in their writing. It also shows that it is possible to establish an arena for interplay. The written dialog in the digital room turned out to be a driving force regarding theoretical studies and the development of a professional language. At the same time, the mentor’s experience based knowledge is highlighted and put into dialog with the theory based knowledge. In the discussion, the characteristics of the triad’s dialog are interpreted in the light of theory on learning as a double process, focusing both on the particular situation and contextualizing the situation. The findings are discussed in the light of previous research on the lack of a sufficient professional language and lack of orientation towards established knowledge amongst student teachers and teachers.