TEACHING AND TECHNOLOGY: A NATURAL INTEGRATION
Carole Cobb, Ivan Baugh, Jan Goings, Bellarmine Univ., United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
In keeping with Bellarmine's School of Education theme, Teachers as Reflective Learners, the Middle/Secondary MAT Program's aim is to produce forward-thinking professional educators who are culturally responsive, inclusive and reflective in their teaching. The Program provides high quality educational experiences which enable pre-service teachers to gain conceptual proficiencies for creating a secure and nurturing learning environment that appeals to a wide variety of students; and that supports both a sense of collective purpose and individual construction of complex responses. This is achieved through the use of technology instruction and management tools; creative activities used throughout the curriculum for teaching and learning, and for assessing and evaluating student progress; and through use of on-line discussion group assignments. Our constructivist approach stresses teaching for meaning-making rather than memorization or practice of rote skills; thusly, calling for students to construct their knowledge as active inquirers into the subjects they are studying.
Cobb, C., Baugh, I. & Goings, J. (2001). TEACHING AND TECHNOLOGY: A NATURAL INTEGRATION. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 31-36). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).