Teacher Candidates Abroad: Using Digital Tools to Experience Culture and Develop Disciplinary Knowledge
Look at the experiences of teacher-education students on a faculty-led course to Germany that wove travel abroad with in-country coursework alongside English-speaking, German teacher-education students. The two courses – Adventure-Based Education and Digital Literacy – leveraged technology, including culturally-based digital storytelling, tracking fitness with Fitbits, and maintaining reflective blogs that focused on course content and travel experience. We’ll share students’ blogs and digital stories along with key themes.
Dan Grube, Western Carolina University
Nancy Luke, Western Carolina University