Using technology to facilitate the integration of the theory and the practice of pre-service teacher education

Leanne Cameron, Kim Rowston

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    Abstract

    Bridging the gap between the theory learned at university and the practical experience of the classroom is a challenge teacher educators grapple with regularly. This project examined pre-service teachers' responses to a number of innovations implemented in a teacher education programme attempting to strengthen the relationship between theory and practice. The study analyzed student responses to the introduction of new assessment content and on the processes that they experienced in the unit. Of particular interest were student reactions to the use of online reflective blogs, Twitter and case studies, both as teaching and assessment tools. By analysing student work samples and conducting a student survey and focus groups, the researchers were able to establish the link between content, assessment and classroom practice had been bridged in meaningful ways.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference 2014
    EditorsMichael Searson, Marilyn N. Ochoa
    Place of PublicationChesapeake, VA
    PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
    Pages852-859
    Number of pages8
    Volume2014
    ISBN (Print)9781939797070
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference - Jacksonville, Florida
    Duration: 17 Mar 201417 Mar 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceSociety for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference
    CityJacksonville, Florida
    Period17/03/1417/03/14

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