Field-based professional development of teachers engaged in distance education: Experiences from the Arctic

George Veletsianos, Aaron Doering, Jeni Henrickson

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Abstract

We examine the experiences of five teachers who traveled with a team of educators, scientists, and explorers on circumpolar Arctic expeditions to deliver adventure learning (AL) programs to K-12 students at a distance. Results highlight the personal and professional impacts this opportunity had on teachers, including their empowering, fulfilling, and mentally exhausting experiences while assisting in delivering distance education to students worldwide. The article concludes with a discussion of issues to consider in the development of similar programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-59
Number of pages15
JournalDistance Education
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012

Keywords

  • K-12 online education
  • adventure learning
  • expedition field experiences
  • field experiences
  • online distance education

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