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Theoretical Basis for Using 21st Century Skills as a Foundation for a Textbook in Educational Technology

, University of Toledo, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


It is important that preservice teachers know how to incorporate technology in 21st century ways in their future classrooms. The authors recently published a textbook, founded on well-documented theories and five years of research, that focuses students on understanding 21st century skills and the role of technology in promoting these skills within the context of teaching and learning. This paper will describe the theories that provided a framework for writing the textbook and illustrate how tenets of each theory were incorporated into instructional strategies.


Lambert, J. (2015). Theoretical Basis for Using 21st Century Skills as a Foundation for a Textbook in Educational Technology. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2437-2443). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from .


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