Preparing pre-service teachers to teach with ICTs

Leanne Cameron

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution


    This paper describes a course designed to provide ICT skills to our future classroom teachers as it has been transformed from a purely technical, skills-based design to a format offering students a solid grounding in effective pedagogical approaches and learning design. 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? Whilst providing incidental ICT training, the emphasis has been shifted to require students to become familiar with the literature to justify their use of technological tools, work collaboratively, critically evaluate their peers' work and reflect on the success of their own. The primary aim of this course now is to create learning designers who are intelligent and adaptive users of technology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008
    EditorsKaren McFerrin, Roberta Weber, Roger Carlsen, Dee Anna Willis
    Place of PublicationChesapeake, VA
    PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)1880094649
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference - Las Vegas, Nevada
    Duration: 3 Mar 20087 Mar 2008


    ConferenceSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference
    CityLas Vegas, Nevada

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