Blogging the Boundaries: Pre-Service Teachers Use of Blogs in the Study of Inclusive Education

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This paper describes how pre-service teacher education students utilized Blogs within the context of Bachelor of Education coursework related to the fields of Inclusion and Equity. Through a content analysis of the students’ postings, a “continuum of engagement” related to the students’ meaning making and levels of involvement with the coursework over the span of one semester is identified. As evidenced by this study, the blogging forum provided the pre-service teacher education students with the opportunity to critically engage with key concepts of inclusive education at many levels.

Keywords: Teacher Education, Weblogs, Engaged Learning, Inclusion
Stream: Technology in Education
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: Blogging the Boundaries

Dr. M. Lynn Aylward

Assistant Professor, School of Education, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Ref: T08P0328