Introducing learning design and LAMS to pre-service education students

Chris Campbell, Leanne Cameron

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    Abstract

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for teaching and learning are continually changing and being replaced by the newest “must have” technologies, so how valuable are skills-based technology courses in the long-term to pre-service teachers? While pre-service teachers need to be competent and confident users of technology (Cowie & Jones 2005), the universities also need to provide them with knowledge about attitudes, values and pedagogical understanding in respect to ICTs (Cameron 2007). These pre-service teachers need to develop a fundamental understanding about the nature of technological change and their own abilities to confront this change (Phelps & Ellis 2003). It has also been determined that ICT-based courses will hold more long-term value for the pre-service teachers if they promote generic technology skills involving authentic, reflective activities that assist them in their continued learning throughout their careers (Herrington, Oliver & Herrington 1999). Therefore, rather than simply provide and deliver specific skills-based information, the lecturer’s principal function has shifted to create a collaborative, challenging and supportive learning environment within which students were introduced to a broad range of philosophical and pedagogical issues that arise from the integration of a variety of technologies in today’s classrooms (Herrington & Oliver 2002).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 2010 European LAMS & Learning Design Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationsharing great ideas, July 15-16
    EditorsLeanne Cameron, James Dalziel
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherLAMS Foundation
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Print)9781741383522
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventEuropean LAMS & Learning Design Conference - Oxford, England
    Duration: 15 Jul 201016 Jul 2010

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean LAMS & Learning Design Conference
    CityOxford, England
    Period15/07/1016/07/10

    Keywords

    • LAMS
    • pre-service teachers
    • learning design
    • lesson plans

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