Learning to Teach in 2004: Technology and Teaching through the Eyes of Prospective Teachers
Melissa Pierson, Alysa McLachlan, University of Houston, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes the research design and the early results of a longitudinal study exploring the developing vision preservice teachers have of technology in teaching and learning. Participants include a total of 8 teacher education students enrolled in one of three consecutive "Technology in the Classroom" courses that are taken in the three semesters preceding student teaching. Qualitative methods were used to analyze data, and several themes have emerged related to a developing vision of teaching with technology: expectations for using technology, anticipated challenges, questioning classroom uses of technology, and the importance of technology in the classroom.
Pierson, M. & McLachlan, A. (2004). Learning to Teach in 2004: Technology and Teaching through the Eyes of Prospective Teachers. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3574-3581). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).