"How Do You Work Out This Zoom Classroom?": Pre-service English Teachers’ Challenges and Expectations During Transition to Online Teaching Practicum

Gin Gin Gustine


The role of teaching practicum for pre-service teachers in significant and an integral part in many teacher education programs. Against this backdrop, the challenges and expectations from pre-service English teachers during the online teaching practicum, as the result of Covid-19 physical and social distancing, have not been explored well. This qualitative case study research is expected to shed lights on the expectations and challenges faced by pre-service English teachers who conducted their teaching practicum online during the Covid-19 pandemic. Data were generated from individual and focus group interview with nine pre-service English teachers who were all conducting their online teaching practicum period from February-July 2020. Result showed that the challenges pre-service English teachers faced were lack of pedagogical knowledge in how to teach in online class environment and lack of knowledge in online assessment. To solve these problems, pre-service teachers expect a strong support and assistance from both school teachers and university supervisors in terms of improving their knowledge and skills in using appropriate Information Communication Technology in the class.



challenges, expectation, Covid-19 pandemic, online, teaching practicum, pre-service English teachers

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