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Mobile literacy among Syrian refugee women teachers

Conference paper
Authors Linda Bradley
Rima Bahous
Ali Albasha
Published in CALL and complexity – short papers from EUROCALL 2019
ISBN 978-2-490057-55-9
Publisher Research-publishing.net
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Education, Communication and Learning
Pedagogical Development and Interactive Learning (PIL)
Language en
Links https://doi.org/10.14705/rpnet.2019...
Keywords mobile learning, MALL, professional learning, refugee, mobile apps, teacher training
Subject categories Learning, Other Engineering and Technologies

Abstract

This research project investigates mobile literacy of Syrian refugee women teachers settled in Lebanon and Sweden. Our research provides input into Syrian refugee women teachers’ professional aspirations and their connection to informal mobile learning. In both countries, training programs are used for these newly arrived teachers, enabling them to move forward in their careers, where digital and mobile learning play an important part. The purpose is to investigate how Syrian refugee women teachers are blending their teaching profession and vocational training with mobile literacy and digital technology. A qualitative method approach was applied, interviewing 20 refugee women in Lebanon and Sweden, all teachers from Syria. The outcomes show that the teachers are developing their vocational abilities in getting more career-oriented training in their areas of education by means of enhancing their language skills through mobile technology.

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