VIEWING EMERGENCY REMOTE TEACHING WITHIN THE ―SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR GOOD PRACTICE‖ FRAMEWORK: VOICES FROM PREPARATORY SCHOOL EFL INSTRUCTORS

2022-8-12
Gün, Berna
Due to the sudden change from traditional education to online education, the need for investigating the online teaching practices of EFL instructors became an imperative. Studies revealed that most EFL instructors lacked sufficient training, technological and pedagogical knowledge and faced some difficulties. This mixed-methods study aimed to explore online teaching experiences and perceptions of the EFL instructors working at preparatory schools of three state universities within the "Seven Principles for Good Practice" framework offered by Chickering and Gamson. The study also sought the instructors‘ views on the factors that promoted and impeded their implementation of these principles. Data collection instruments were an online questionnaire and an interview. 124 in-service instructors answered the questionnaire. To gather qualitative data, 9 in-service instructors were interviewed. Quantitative data revealed that the instructors implemented the Seven Principles from a satisfactory to an excellent level. Overall, the least practiced principles were "Active Learning" and "Cooperation among Students". The most practiced principle was "Student-Faculty Contact". The interviews revealed a number of factors that hindered and facilitated the implementation of these principles. The interviews also provided suggestions for implementing the principles. The study yielded a number of implications to enhance the quality of online teaching such as the need for establishing rules, redesigning preparatory programs, integrating technological and pedagogical knowledge in pre-service and in-service training, self-improvement, utilizing the Seven Principles as a rubric to evaluate and discuss teaching practices and utilizing it to design programs and training.

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Citation Formats
B. Gün, “VIEWING EMERGENCY REMOTE TEACHING WITHIN THE ―SEVEN PRINCIPLES FOR GOOD PRACTICE‖ FRAMEWORK: VOICES FROM PREPARATORY SCHOOL EFL INSTRUCTORS,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2022.