Effective approaches to prepare future teachers for educational technology use
Jo Tondeur, Natalie Pareja Roblin, Johan van Braak, Joke Voogt, Ghent University, Belgium ; Sarah Prestridge, Griffith University, Belgium ; Alona Forkosh-Baruch, Miri Shonfeld, Merav Asaf, Tel-Aviv University, Israel ; Maaike Heitink, Twente University, Netherlands ; Liebet Verplanken, Ghent University, Belgium ; Petra Fisser, SLO, Netherlands ; Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Savannah, GA, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Teacher training institutions are expected to prepare preservice teachers to integrate technology into their educational practice. However, several studies suggest that technology is often underused by preservice (eg. Mouza et al., 2014). There is a discrepancy between what preservice teachers are taught and how teachers use technology in a classroom (Ottenbreit-Leftwich et al., 2010). Therefore, Koehler and Mishra (2009) argued that TTIs should not only focus on how to use technology but also how technology intersects with PCK. Further research reveals that technology should be infused into the entire curriculum (Tondeur et al., 2012). However, the adoption of integrated approaches is a complex process that requires various strategies. Given this challenge, an important research question concerns the identification of effective strategies to prepare teachers for technology use. This symposium includes four studies that explore this research question from different perspectives.
Tondeur, J., Pareja Roblin, N., van Braak, J., Voogt, J., Prestridge, S., Forkosh-Baruch, A., Shonfeld, M., Asaf, M., Heitink, M., Verplanken, L., Fisser, P. & Albion, P. (2016). Effective approaches to prepare future teachers for educational technology use. In G. Chamblee & L. Langub (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3082-3085). Savannah, GA, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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