Search results for: Information communication technologies (ICT)
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This article offers a first look at teacher educators’ (N = 336) perceptions of their technology competencies based on the Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs; Foulger, Graziano, Schmidt-Crawford, & Slykhuis, 2017). The participants generally rated their competence levels highly in relation to the TETCs. Although many participants reported that the TETCs adequately reflected the competencies required of them, they suggested various additions and changes to the TETCs. This mixed-method study advances understanding of teacher educators’ perceptions of the importance of various competences to their work and offers feedback from the field regarding which competencies might be missing from the TETCs.
Updated: Sep. 23, 2020
This article reports the perceived learning of a group of Chinese teacher candidates who audited an ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) literacy course while participating in an exchange programme between Southwest University in China and the University of Windsor in Canada. Data were collected through 1) reflective notes written by visiting students and 2) semi-structured interviews conducted with them towards the end of their visit. The majority of participants stated that the learning experience helped them to realise the important role theory plays in the learning of ICT and to seek ideas of how to creatively integrate ICT in their future classrooms. Participants with limited ICT knowledge and skills reported that by being exposed to various functions of frequently used programmes and many free software programmes, they felt more confident in using ICT in their own teaching. Furthermore, those with strong ICT backgrounds found that the course helped them to understand the relationship among ICT, society, and pedagogy. The teacher candidates’ perceived learning included aspects of culture and pedagogy in addition to ICT knowledge and skills. Coming to know in ways like this is critically important to international partnerships and foundational to reciprocal learning where each learns from the other.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2020
Preparing Teacher-Students for Twenty-First-Century Learning Practices (PREP 21): A Framework for Enhancing Collaborative Problem-Solving and Strategic Learning Skills
The purpose of this paper is describe the authors' pedagogical framework for the twenty-first-century learning practices in teacher education. The authors argue that teacher education has been challenged by the need to enhance the new teachers’ ability to implement new pedagogical approaches and take advantage of ICT for teaching and learning. Since the current way of working in teacher education does not match well enough the needs of twenty-first-century learning environments, such as inquiry-based learning approaches that focus upon collaboration and social forms of learning, as well as the use of ICT. According to the authors' approach, pre-service teachers are educated in a way they are supposed to teach their future students.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2018
This article describes an online course, which was created for engaging in-service teachers in pedagogies and technologies associated with creativity, innovation, and invention; using a variety of technologies in a safe, open, and playful atmosphere to help practicing teachers develop their own creativity; and providing tools for the development of creativity in their own students. Data from this self-assessment were analyzed to measure whether the course activities increased participants’ scores for overall creativity and for eight components of creativity. The results indicated that participants did make a significant overall gain in creativity and in the component areas of Abstraction, Connection, Perspective, and Boldness.
Updated: Feb. 01, 2017
The Development of an Implementation Model for ICT in Education: An Example of the Interaction of Affordances and Multimodality
This article explores issues staff and students in initial teacher education (ITE) organisations faced in implementing a series of information and communication technology (ICT) projects.To help those implementing ICT projects in education to unravel the nature of these interactions, the authors used their cross-case analysis to develop an implementation model. The model is based on data from a national evaluation of ICT-based projects in initial teacher education, which included a large-scale questionnaire survey and six in-depth case studies.
Updated: Nov. 28, 2016
This study investigated the properties of an online course and it aims to examine how the ICT environment develops academic writing ability in a course on sociolinguistics – the study of the relationship between language and society and society and language with regard to topics such as second language acquisition, mother tongue, linguistic diversity, dialects, diglossia, language and identity, linguistic policy, and linguistic-educational policy. The preliminary research findings demonstrate that the online course accords actual added value to learning and contributes to the sum total of the quality of self-learning and its compatibility with the spirit of today's demands. The online course enriches the ways of learning and empowers the study experience.
Updated: Aug. 10, 2016
This study investigated the impact of a redesigned educational technology course on preservice teachers’ knowledge and skills with regard to information and communications technology as defined by ISTE’s National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T). Results indicated that the preservice teachers made significant progress in technology knowledge in all five standard areas of the NETS-T; however, some performance indicators of the standards may not have been adequately addressed in the course. Student reflections from the observation experience provided evidence that preservice teachers found it helpful for their future teaching.
Updated: Jun. 23, 2014
This qualitative study examines seven pre-service teachers’ epistemological beliefs, their beliefs about learning and teaching, and their perceptions about the use of ICT. Seven pre-service teachers attending a one-year Postgraduate Diploma for Education program at the National Institute of Education in Singapore were randomly selected to participate in this study. The findings suggest that pre-service teachers’ beliefs about learning seem to align with their epistemological beliefs, while their beliefs about teaching are inconsistent with their epistemological beliefs. On the other hand, the pre-service teachers in this study would use ICT in ways that are more aligned with their beliefs in teaching rather than their beliefs in learning.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2014
This study was aimed to identify the inter-relationships among internal factors and external factors that might affect pre-service teachers’ use of ICT. The participants were 1898 pre-service teachers in 18 different Turkish universities. The results indicate that pre-service teachers might have difficulty with integrating technology into the teaching and learning process. This study revealed that Turkish pre-service teachers used basic ICT applications. The pre-service teachers also reported that their knowledge level about advanced ICT applications was low.
Updated: Feb. 25, 2013
Helping Trainee Teachers Realize the Potential of Information and Communication Technology: A Case Study from Scottish History
This article examines how trainee teacher used Information and Communication Technology to enhance their students' learning. The article focuses on teaching history education in Scotland through a series of multimedia CD ROMs. The author concludes that Scottish multimedia resources helped students investigate the past through a process which began by asking questions and ended with presenting the conclusions. Furthermore, the programs also demonstrate to teacher trainees some of the ways in which ICT can enhance teaching and learning.
Updated: Jan. 30, 2013