The Influence of a Technology-Based Internship on First-Year Teachers’ Instructional Decision-Making

Jul. 01, 2014

Source: Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 22, No. 3, July 2014, p. 265-285.

This study examined the influence of technology-based internships on teachers’ instructional decision-making during their first year in the classroom.

Field experiences offer preservice teachers opportunities to observe and practice teaching, yet they rarely target technology.
Using a case study design, this study explored the influence of a technology-based field experience on teaching practice during the first year.

The findings indicated that the technology internship exposed participants to such realities as time and classroom management, adaptation to available technology resources, and introducing new tools to students.

Updated: Feb. 17, 2015