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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2020, 3(11); doi: 10.25236/FER.2020.031118.

Using Narrative Inquiry to Explore teachers’ Perceptions of Blended Learning -- a Critique on Two Qualitative Studies


Ma Xiaoxiao

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Ma Xiaoxiao

Xi’An Mingde Institute of Technology, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, 710124


With the advancements of communication technologies and emerging online learning platforms, educational fields are at the foreground implementing technologies into teaching and learning. To date, studies on exploring teachers’ attitudes, conceptions, perspectives in conducting courses in educational reform are in paucity as majority of studies in this line focused on the impact of teaching efficacy. Therefore, it is worthwhile to review relevant research on teachers’ orientations towards new forms of teaching and learning. The two selected articles for this critique, added knowledge on teachers’ perceptions of learning and teaching in blended learning (BL) settings. [1] [2]


Narrative inquiry, Qualitative studies, Blended learning

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Ma Xiaoxiao. Using Narrative Inquiry to Explore teachers’ Perceptions of Blended Learning -- a Critique on Two Qualitative Studies. Frontiers in Educational Research (2020) Vol. 3 Issue 11: 107-110. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2020.031118.


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