Online teacher training in a context of forced mobility : the case of Gaza, Palestine

Fassetta, Giovanna and Imperiale, Maria Grazia and Frimberger, Katja and Attia, Mariam and Al-Masri, Nazmi (2017) Online teacher training in a context of forced mobility : the case of Gaza, Palestine. Journal of European Education, 49 (2-3). pp. 133-150.

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    Abstract

    This article discusses an action research study that involved the design and delivery of an online training course for teachers of Arabic to speakers of other languages in the Gaza Strip (Palestine). Grounded in Freirean pedagogy, the course aimed to respond to the employment needs of university graduates by creating opportunities for online language teaching. The action research study explored the dynamics at play within the online educational environment, to evidence elements that challenged and/or facilitated effective collaboration between trainers and trainees. This article retraces and discusses the processes through which the course moved from didacticism to engaged critical pedagogy.