Beliefs about teaching and uses of technology among pre-service teachers

Apr. 15, 2008

Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 36, Issue 2 May 2008 , pages 163 - 174

In the current learning environments, technology is integrated in different ways. Teachers acting in the capacity of main change agents bring with them beliefs about teaching which effects their use of technology in the classroom. This study aims to examine the possible relationship between teachers' beliefs about teaching and uses of technology.

Unlike past research on this issue, the results from this study show that belief in constructivist teaching correlates significantly with both constructivist and traditional uses of technology. However, a belief in traditional teaching is only significantly correlated (negatively) with constructivist use of technology. Implications for teaching training and future research are discussed.

Updated: Aug. 27, 2008