They Can Talk the Talk but Will They Walk the Walk?
Colleen Swain, University of Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This study was developed to examine a university's preservice teachers' initial self-assessments of their use of instructional technology and perceived growth at the conclusion of an introductory course. Study results suggest students are confident in their abilities to use educational technologies. However, the students' reporting of their intentions for future teaching indicates they do not believe the integration of educational technologies into the curriculum is worthwhile. Students in this study have not moved into a second order of change with respect to integrating technology into the teaching and learning process. Findings from the study will be used to hopefully spark discussions on how all teacher educators can better support and facilitate our students in making second order change decisions as described by Ertmer.
Swain, C. (2004). They Can Talk the Talk but Will They Walk the Walk?. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2688-2694). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).