Teaching for Application: A Model for Assisting Pre-Service Teachers With Technology Integration

Jan. 10, 2010

Source: Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. Vol. 18, Iss. 1; pg. 161. (January 2010).
This article presents a technology integration model designed to assist pre-service teachers to learn meaningful uses of technology in K-12 classrooms.

Based on studies in teacher education, learning theory, and technology integration, the authors define five essential characteristics necessary for pre-service teacher education:
(a) providing concrete experience,
(b) promoting reflection,
(c) assisting knowledge application to actual practice,
(d) creating communities of learners, and
(e) developing Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK)
(Mishra & Koehler, 2006; Thompson & Mishra, 2007-2008).

The Situated Technology Integration (SiTI) model was developed based on these characteristics.

P. Mishra, M. J. Koehler. "Technological pedagogical content knowledge; A framework for integrating technology in teacher knowledge", Teachers College Record. 2006. Vol. 108,
Iss. 6; 1017-1054.

A. D. Thompson. Breaking news: TPCK becomes TPACK!, Journal of Computing in Teacher Education. 2007. Vol. 24, Iss. 2; 38, 64.

Updated: Jun. 13, 2011