Technology-Focused Early Field Experiences in Preservice Teacher Education

Jul. 01, 2013

Source: Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, Volume 29, Issue 3, 2013, p. 82-88

The purpose of this study was to better understand how preservice teachers’ participation in a technology-focused early field experience called Tech Club influenced their perceptions of teaching and learning.
At the conclusion of the early field experience, preservice teachers completed a pilot survey that addressed how their perceptions of teaching and learning changed as a result of their participation in the Tech Club.

Findings highlight the importance of early field experiences and establish a rationale for providing preservice teachers early opportunities to practice with technology in authentic contexts.

Updated: Oct. 13, 2015