Vol.13, No.2, May 2024.                                                                                                                                                                               ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Distance Learning in Preparing Primary School Teachers During a Pandemic


Martin Skutil, Martina Maněnová, Ha Thai Thuy Lam, Nguyen Thi Kieu, Janet Wolf, Le Thi Bich Van, Jitka Vítová


© 2024 Martin Skutil, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 1387-1398, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM132-53, May 2024.


Received: 04 March 2024.

Revised:   23 April 2024.
Accepted: 06 May 2024.
Published: 28 May 2024.




The coronavirus pandemic has affected all areas of education, including teacher training. Therefore, teacher training faculties had to deal with this unexpected situation very quickly. This affected both students and teachers. The research survey includes two institutions preparing future teachers of primary schools – one in the Czech Republic and one in Vietnam. The research group consists of pre-service primary teachers and academic staff who prepares them. The result shows that the shortcomings or disadvantages of online teaching were similarly evaluated by students in the items such as poor personal contact with the teacher and low physical activity. Notable and very different was the evaluation of the item change of methods and forms of teaching. From the teachers’ perspective, a notable fact is that the disadvantages of online teaching were perceived similarly by both cultures. On the other hand, the effectiveness of online teaching was perceived with a slight difference of opinion.


Keywords – Distance learning, teacher training, elementary school, digital competencies, COVID-19.



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