Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Teaching undergraduate students as they prepare to become bilingual teachers is often a challenge due to their maturational development and the logistical limitations of college courses. Nevertheless, teacher educators must foster preservice teachers’ understanding of factors that impact learning and academic success. This article analyses the use of a virtual guest speaker in an asynchronous discussion as a way to promote critical analysis of policy issues which superseded the memorization of concepts taught in the course. Analysis reveals that the virtual guest speaker served as a catalyst for critical thought about the course content.

Comments

© 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Publication Title

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences

DOI

10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.10.180

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