Enhancing Lesson Planning and Quality of Classroom Life: A Study of Mathematics Student Teachers' Use of Technology

Apr. 02, 2011

Source: Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, Volume 19, Issue 2, April 2011, 169-188.

The authors examined how preservice secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) integrated technology into their student teaching for the purpose of increasing their pupils’ mathematics understanding.

Data were collected through observations, interviews, and artifacts.

The authors report on (1) how PSMTs, who had experiences doing and practice-teaching mathematics in a technology-rich environment, subsequently used this technology when planning lessons and
(2) how the use of technology affected other aspects of the PSMTs’ quality of classroom life.

The authors found that technology enhanced PSMTs’ quality of life by facilitating their lesson planning, helping them stay on track, reducing their stress, and making it easy for them to adjust, modify, and reuse their lessons.

Updated: Jul. 17, 2013