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Teacher Interns Conquering the Barriers in a New Mode of Teaching

Volume: 70  ,  Issue: 1 , February    Published Date: 17 February 2021
Publisher Name: IJRP
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DOI: 10.47119/IJRP100701220211733

Authors

# Author Name
1 Fabiana P. Peneda
2 Maria Lourders G. Tan
3 Thea A. Ticoy

Abstract

A teacher internship is an opportunity to nurture future teachers. This study aimed to identify teacher interns' challenges and coping strategies using blended learning modalities in the new normal. Participants of the study were ten (10) teacher interns who were purposely selected. Data were collected through a semi-structured questionnaire in the google form and virtual focus-grouped discussion using Colaizzi's data analysis method. Results revealed the following challenges: unstable internet connectivity, strenuous virtual class management, virtual class distractions, insufficient online teaching mastery and financial shortcomings. Coping strategies include: strong personal disposition and reaching out others for help. Teacher interns suggested having an easy online tracing of the students' performance in an online system, virtual teaching growth, and stable internet connectivity to deliver lessons effectively.

Keywords

  • Teacher interns; barriers; blended learning; phenomenology