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Technorealism: The Rhetoric and Reality of Technology in Teacher Education
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, University of Pittsburgh, United States ; , University of Houston, United States

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 10, Number 1, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Technology integration in teacher education is occurring at an unprecedented pace. Technorealism is desperately needed in teacher education programs to help ameliorate the mad rush to computer technology integration for its own sake. Technorealism offers a balanced and “rational” approach to the latest technologies and the resulting changes in thoughts as well as actions. The technorealism approach in teacher education suggests the integration of technology that can facilitate “powerful” approaches to teaching and learning including meaningful, creative, challenging, inquiry-based, and active applications. The article suggests the integration of seven principles of technorealism in teacher education.

Citation

Walker, T. & White, C. (2002). Technorealism: The Rhetoric and Reality of Technology in Teacher Education. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 10(1), 63-74. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved February 22, 2019 from .

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