You are here:

Preparing Teachers for Technology Integration: Creating a Culture of Inquiry in the Context of Use
Article

, University of Calgary, Canada ; , , Galileo Educational Network, Canada

CITE Journal Volume 2, Number 3, ISSN 1528-5804 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

The provincial education ministry in Alberta, Canada recently mandated an ICT Program of Studies that requires the infusion of digital technologies into core curricula. The effective implementation of this program of studies demands that teachers create inquiry-based, technology enabled learning environments for children across the grades. The creation of technology-rich learning environments calls for a shift in thinking for teacher preparation. We cannot continue to teach the next generation of teachers in ways we were taught. Instead, pre-service teachers must routinely encounter the effective infusion of technology in the normal course of their learning at the university and in their practicum placements in schools. This paper describes the design and implementation of a Special Topics Seminar: Integrating Technology in the Classroom offered to pre-service teachers in their final undergraduate semester at the University of Calgary. It outlines the ways in which this course addresses fundamental issues in technology integration, describes the success achieved, and suggests ways in which discoveries from the first two years of implementation are directing on-going modifications.

Citation

Jacobsen, M., Clifford, P. & Friesen, S. (2002). Preparing Teachers for Technology Integration: Creating a Culture of Inquiry in the Context of Use. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 2(3), 363-388. Norfolk, VA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education. Retrieved April 21, 2019 from .

Keywords

View References & Citations Map

References

These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake in the references above, please contact info@learntechlib.org.

View References & Citations Map

Cited By

  1. Students’ Perceptions of Technology-Enhanced Pedagogy in Their Statistics Learning

    Guolin Lai & Douglas Williams, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, United States; Long Li, Louisiana State University of Alexandria, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2016 (Mar 21, 2016) pp. 2137–2143

  2. Online professional development for inservice teachers in Information and Communication Technology: Potentials and challenges

    George Zhou, Stanley Varnhagen, Myrna Sears, Susan Kasprzak, Gail Shervey & Gail Shervey

    Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie Vol. 33, No. 2 (Jun 15, 2007)

  3. The Challenge to Situate Digital Learning Technologies in Preservice Teacher Mathematics Education

    Susan McDonald, Australian Catholic University, Australia

    Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 12, No. 4 (December 2012) pp. 355–368

  4. A Case Study Exploring the Preservice Technology Training Experiences of Novice Teachers

    Susan Sutton, St. Cloud State University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2752–2757

  5. Technology Integration for the Faculty of Pre-service Teachers: A Professional Learning Community Approach to Preparing 21st Century Teachers

    Theresa Overall & Grace Ward, University of Maine Farmington, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2011 (Mar 07, 2011) pp. 2646–2653

  6. Technology and Net Generation Students: Creating the Right balance

    Jared Keengwe & Assion Lawson-Body, University of North Dakota, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (Mar 02, 2009) pp. 1905–1907

  7. Inquiry, Immigration and Integration: ICT in Pre-service Teacher Education

    Jennifer Lock, University of Calgary, Canada

    Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 1 (March 2007) pp. 575–589

  8. Evaluating the Computer Self-Efficacy of Preservice Teachers

    Anne Wall, Austin Peay State University, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (Mar 19, 2006) pp. 3640–3645

  9. Technology Learning Principles for Preservice and In-service Teacher Education

    Joan Hughes, University of Minnesota, United States

    Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 4, No. 3 (2004) pp. 345–362

  10. The End of Western Civilization as We Know It: Developing Multi-Media Modules for a History Survey Course

    Gregory S. Brown, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

    Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (2003) pp. 3403–3407

  11. It Is Not As Hard As It Seems: Teaching Online

    Pavel Samsonov & Marlene Beard, University of Louisiana, United States

    E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2003 (2003) pp. 1160–1164

These links are based on references which have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake, please contact info@learntechlib.org.