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Student teachers' first reflections on information and communications technology and classroom learning : implications for initial teacher education

Sime, Daniela and Priestley, Mark (2005) Student teachers' first reflections on information and communications technology and classroom learning : implications for initial teacher education. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 21 (2). pp. 130-142. ISSN 0266-4909

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Abstract

This article explores student teachers' views of the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in schools. There is limited research literature regarding the perceptions that such students develop in relation to the use of ICT in teaching while observing practice in schools. The paper offers an interpretive analysis of the opinions that a cohort of undergraduate student teachers at a Scottish University expressed in an online forum, following a period of school placement. As part of their initial teacher education (ITE), the students were asked to post messages on the forum in relation to the factors that they perceived as promoting or hindering the use of ICT in schools. Perceptions that students held were found to be complex and varied. Students associated the use of ICT with changes in the nature of classroom relations, as well as a reshaping of learning and teaching. While they welcomed the introduction of ICT as a tool for modernising teaching, students identified a variety of factors that hinder this process. The paper finishes by identifying some of the implications for those working with student teachers in encouraging their development of reflective practice with ICT and enhancing their positive attitudes in relation to the use of ICT in schools.

Item type: Article
ID code: 3351
Keywords: ICT use, reflective observation, student attitudes to ICT, student teachers, online forum, online learning, Higher Education, Education, Computer Science Applications
Subjects: Education > Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Sociology
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    Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
    Date Deposited: 18 May 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 13:21
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/3351

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