Student Teachers’ Beliefs to Teaching with WebQuests in the Classroom
Sai-Wing Pun, Fong-Lok Lee, Yuen-Yan Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China ; Harrison Hao Yang, State University of New York at Oswego, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes the adoption of WebQuest project in IT integration course in Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Teachers' beliefs indicate their willingness to adopt this new teaching behaviour and are regarded as significant factors to the implementation of the innovation. The aim of the study is to identify what beliefs a sample of student teachers holds about WebQuest. Findings show that student teachers have positive beliefs on WebQuest in teaching and learning. However, they consider that the process of designing and constructing a WebQuest is time-consuming and that heavy teaching workload discourages the use of WebQuest in the classroom.
Pun, S.W., Lee, F.L., Chan, Y.Y. & Yang, H.H. (2005). Student Teachers’ Beliefs to Teaching with WebQuests in the Classroom. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3351-3355). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).