Online teacher training in a context of forced immobility: the case of Gaza, Palestine

Giovanna Fassetta, Maria Grazia Imperiale, Katja Frimberger, Mariam Attia, Nazmi Al-Masri

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)


This article discusses an action research study that involved the design and delivery of an online training course for teachers of Arabic to speakers of other languages in the Gaza Strip (Palestine). Grounded in Freirean pedagogy, the course aimed to respond to the employment needs of university graduates by creating opportunities for online language teaching. The action research study explored the dynamics at play within the online educational environment, to evidence elements that challenged and/or facilitated effective collaboration between trainers and trainees. This article retraces and discusses the processes through which the course moved from didacticism to engaged critical pedagogy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-150
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Education
Issue number2-3
Early online date9 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2017


  • online teacher training
  • Palestine
  • online educational environment


Dive into the research topics of 'Online teacher training in a context of forced immobility: the case of Gaza, Palestine'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this