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Evaluation of a Hybrid Socio-Constructivist Model for Teacher Training

, Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 9, Number 4, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA


This article evaluates a socio-constructivist hybrid model for training K-12 teachers in Brazil in the use of Informatics in education. The method applied combines both face-to-face exchanges and a WEB-based distance approach made possible by Internet technology. The characteristics of such training and its main objectives are analyzed according to the collected data presented. The main conclusions reached by this research are presented, especially those addressing the importance of care and coherence for knowledge creation in a socio-constructivist training model developed with the help of the Internet. Comparisons between this model and the traditional model are also presented. A cost-effectiveness analysis of socio-constructivist training is carried out and conclusions regarding the outcome derived from this adopted paradigm are developed. Finally, some recommendations are made to enhance this highly innovative methodology for training K-12 teachers in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in their classrooms.


Joia, L.A. (2001). Evaluation of a Hybrid Socio-Constructivist Model for Teacher Training. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 9(4), 519-549. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .


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