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Learning from Teachers' Conceptions of Technology Integration: What Do Blogs, Instant Messages, and 3D Chat Rooms Have to Do with It?
This study was designed to investigate preservice and practicing teachers' conceptions of the role of new technologies in literacy education. The study documented how these conceptions, as well as the author's conceptions, evolved over time and impacted the content and curriculum of a university course. The study raises questions about the role of the instructor and the purposes and goals of courses like Literacy and Technology. It also points to a number of areas that need to be further explored if teacher educators hope to effectively introduce teachers to the ways in which technology can support literacy learning.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2008
A study into video based media has been carried on an effort to preparing teachers. Although technology has shown to have a changing affect on teaching and learning, most teachers do not use the innovation as a norm. The case study follows a teacher who uses the technology for literacy instruction.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2008
'Yeah, but I still don't want to deal with it'. Changes in a Teacher Candidate's Conceptions of Inclusion
Making the connections between course activities and actual classroom teaching practices assisted a preservice teacher in forming a commitment to teaching students with disabilities. The study illustrates the experiences that contributed to the preservice teacher's understanding and changing attitudes towards inclusion. It included a 15-week literacy methods course, and data from observations, interviews and course reflections.
Updated: Mar. 04, 2008