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Volume 8 Number 1, 2017
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Chen, D. (2017). Developing Electronic Teaching Portfolios: A Way to Success for Preservice Teachers. Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 8(1), 66-85.

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This pilot study examines the role of the electronic teaching portfolio application in a Chinese language teacher education program content course. As part of the course requirements for Supervised Teaching of Chinese, ten graduate students developed electronic teaching portfolios via the open-source tool WordPress. In reporting the process and the product, we show that preservice teachers, while developing their portfolios, were directed to reflect on and think critically about learning objectives, thereby building competence and skills by the completion of the project. More precisely, these student teachers gained the following: (i) a better understanding of requirements for Chinese-language teachers in the real world; (ii) a greater commitment to a teaching career in the K-12 setting; (iii) improvement of high-level critical and reflective thinking; (iv) an increased sense of responsibility; (v) stronger English writing skills, and (vii) enhanced appreciation of professionalism. The results of this study show that having preservice teachers create e-portfolios encouraged and even empowered them to become more qualified teaching candidates. The effects of the skills gained as a result of this program will be discussed along with suggestions for enhancing Chinese-language teacher education.

本文探讨电子教学档案在对外汉语教育课程中的应用。十名职前对外汉语教师借助WordPress创建教学档案,其制作过程及成果显示,建立个人档案是职前教师学习和自我提升的重要途径。具体而言,他们的收获如下:(一)对对外汉语教师的现实要求有了更好的理解;(二)对K-12教学事业有了更大的承诺;(三)提高了批判性思唯能力;(四)增强了教师责任感;(五)提高了英文写作能力;(六)提升了专业素养。研究表明,要求职前教师建立电子档案可以有效地帮助他们成为合格的对外汉语教育工作者。基于上述结论,我们就对外汉语教育如何应用电子档案提出了具体建议。

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