Étude de la contribution des interactions dans un groupe Whatsapp au développement professionnel des enseignants stagiaires

Abdellah Abdellah Chaiba

Abstract

Considering the advantages of WhatsApp mobile instant messaging, this study aims to examine the contribution of its integration in teaching to the professional development of trainee teachers. It also aims to identify the challenges related to this integration. Data collection was carried out through a review of messages shared by members of this group between October 2017 and September 2018, and through a questionnaire survey of trainees. The results revealed that the messages essentially address pedagogical, didactic, and relational themes. The majority of the trainees (84%) reported that the content of the interactions in the WhatsApp group is appropriate to their needs. In addition, most of them are satisfied with the contribution of this virtual community to their professional development and say that it has prepared them for the real demands of teaching practice. The major challenges faced by the trainees when integrating this tool are the low internet connection speed, connection fees and the small size of the mobile phone. Based on these results, it is necessary to generalize the connection of schools to high-speed internet in order to take advantage of the opportunities offered by mobile technology.

Keywords

Professional development, trainee teachers, WhatsApp, interaction.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/aca.3442

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