ICT to enhance Vietnamese teachers’ motivation for self-study

group project

Some more ideas:

take part in one or more communities of practice – reading & writing blogs/tweets, discussing in forums, participating webinars, building an online identity

watch TED videos to be inspired, by Sir Ken Robinson for example, or videos about Crowd-sourcing, Plato’s cave…

redefine values/motivation factors/goals: maybe just to be useful, to be part of a community, to have an identity, to build something visible, contribute, learn & grow…

tb cont’d

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6 Responses to ICT to enhance Vietnamese teachers’ motivation for self-study

  1. cyberplacebo says:

    Indeed, you know what motivate

    • cyberplacebo says:

      Sorry big fingers on my iPod. To continue my reply above, what motivates people most is PRESENCE:
      – being part of a group who share the same goal and interests
      – being recognised legitimately by peers even as a peripheral participant
      – Proactively sharing validated expertise with the group
      – constantly growing personally, branching out to new things 🙂

  2. scaughley says:

    I just wanted to comment on the motivation aspect for teachers to continue their PD while on the job. As a teacher, the one question I always have in the back of my mind is whether the extra effort needed to investigate new methods or to become comfortable with using a new resource is going to be worth the trouble. That’s why I think the issue of ‘convincing’ the teachers is important. Of course that means that a tool or resource needs to have been thoroughly evaluated and truly proven to solve real problems. We don’t want to convince the teachers to invest time and energy into a tool that we only ‘think’ might do the job. Have you been convinced that any of the tools you’ve looked at so far can significantly solve problems in or supplement your curriculum? What are effective ways to demonstrate this to teachers? What can you provide that would make their training quick and painless? These are questions I ask myself 🙂

    • hungpt104 says:

      Yes, those questions are crucial. That I find those tools useful, effective, and efficient doesn’t necessarily mean my colleagues would feel the same thing. A man’s food maybe another’s poinson. I think what I can do is to set a good example to inspire or encourage them by becoming good at using technology. If my students’ feedback on the way I apply technology in teaching is positive, then it would make other teachers more curious and eager to try new tools. That’s it for now – be a good teacher first!

  3. Steve says:

    Good point, Hung. When they see someone really using it and they see the benefits they’ll be more convinced that the tool is worth trying.

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