基礎教育學報



Web-based Multimedia Support for Preservice Primary ESL Teachers in Hong Kong

2007.第16卷第1期(Vol. 16 No. 1).pp. 13–28
 

Web-based Multimedia Support for Preservice Primary ESL Teachers in Hong Kong

為香港小學英語教師職前培訓設計之網上多媒体支援

David CONIAM & Paul SZE(龔大胃、施敏文)

Abstract

This article reports on a Web-based multimedia resource specially developed to support the training of preservice primary ESL teachers in Hong Kong. One of the challenges facing TESL teacher educators is how to assist trainee teachers to put espoused TESL methods and strategies into practice. While lesson observation is one solution, there are practical difficulties in arranging frequent lesson observations on site. As a result, ESL trainee teachers often start their practicum with only a partial understanding of classroom techniques. Although video can increase trainee teachers' exposure to the second language classroom, video recordings of lessons are inconvenient to use. This article describes a project which attempts to address the problem raised above by using Web-based multimedia to demonstrate good TESL practice to trainee teachers, and by using computer-mediated discussion (CMD) to promote reflection on exemplar classroom vignettes.

Keywords: teaching English as a second language; multimedia; teacher education; primary school

摘要

本文描述一項為香港小學英語教師職前培訓設計之網上多媒体支援。英語教學師訓課程的挑戰之一,就是如何協助學員將所學到的教學法知識,在課室中有效地實踐出來;雖然觀課是可行方法之一,但實地觀課,卻並不容易安排,以致職前學員開始教學實習時,仍往往未能充分掌握各種教學技巧。要增加觀課機會,固然可以利用錄影帶觀課,但是錄影帶卻並非方便使用的媒介。本文介紹的多媒體平台,為學員提供大量的網上觀課機會,此平台包含各教學技巧之示範片段,學員並可於觀課後,參與網上討論。