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Science Pre-service Teachers' Decision-Making regarding the Implementation of Technology
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, University of Alberta, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

This presentation reports on a study of 26 secondary pre-service teachers in a science method class to examine their decision-making processes in implementing technology. The data were collected through surveys, interviews, classroom observations, and a review of documents. The findings from the study reflects the complex nature of instructional decision-making in which various factors (i.e. temporal, relational, and situational factors) affect this process and how these factors are interrelated. Data from interviews and observations provided evidence that one fundamental element for successful implementation of technology is the motivation of pre-service teachers towards technology integration. Most importantly, there was the pivotal influence of a teacher educator, cooperating teachers, and peer teaching on pre-service teachers' motivation to implement technology into their practice. Some implications were drawn from the research findings as the ways to improve the process of technology integration in teacher preparation program.

Citation

Hur, S.J. (2010). Science Pre-service Teachers' Decision-Making regarding the Implementation of Technology. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1719-1724). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 13, 2019 from .

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