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Research Article teaching internship platforms motivation collaboration higher education

Improving the Quality of Teaching Internships with the Help of the Platforms

Cristobal Ballesteros-Regana , Carmen Siles-Rojas , Carlos Hervas-Gomez , Maria Dolores Diaz-Noguera

This article presents an empirical study on the perceptions of university students toward the development of the teaching practicum, using the CourseS.


This article presents an empirical study on the perceptions of university students toward the development of the teaching practicum, using the CourseSites platform as a communication and support tool for their training. The opinions of the students were collected through a questionnaire. The sample consisted of 1500 students who were registered in the degrees of Early Childhood Education, Primary Education and Pedagogy (2008-2018). A descriptive, inferential and multi-level analysis was conducted, which confirmed that future teachers had activated their professional competences, as they had the chance to share their internship experiences with their faculty members and with their own classmates.

Keywords: Teaching internship, platforms, motivation, collaboration, higher education.

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