Do Canadian prospective teachers have the abilities to teach with technologies?
Thierry Karsenti, Stephane Villeneuve, University of Montreal, Canada ; Carole Raby, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Are Canada's prospective teachers well prepared to integrate information and communication technologies (ICT) into the classroom? To answer this question, 2065 teachers-in-training from nine universities offering teacher orientation training were surveyed. Results show that teachers-in-training have access to the equipment required to familiarize themselves with ICT and have largely mastered the basic technological tools. Moreover, they regularly and critically use ICT to plan, communicate, research information, prepare instructional materials, solve problems, and upgrade their professional skills. Despite this very optimistic picture, results also indicate that only a very small portion of teachers-in-training use ICT in the classroom. The study concludes with some recommendations.
Karsenti, T., Villeneuve, S. & Raby, C. (2008). Do Canadian prospective teachers have the abilities to teach with technologies?. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2056-2059). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).