Making Sense of New Technology Integration Frameworks in 21st Century Teacher Education Program
Kele Anyanwu, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point,, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Amsterdam, Netherlands ISBN 978-1-939797-42-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The aim of this work is to examine new technology integration frameworks that address the need for a paradigm shift in teacher education curriculum as it relates to how technology integration is presented to preservice teachers. Based on the findings yielded, we advocate for a new mindset that interprets integration of technology not only as tools used by teachers to drive engagement and comprehension of standard teaching and learning content, but also as a means for nurturing prosumer mentality. At present, technology integration is presented to preservice teachers from the consumer of digital content perspective, which we argue is inadequate and call for a change narrative in teacher education that would capitalize on the technological advancements, innovation, and affordances. We further posit that technology integration in our classrooms must challenge our students to be creative and capable of proffering solutions to societal issues; such paradigm shift must start with our teacher education curriculum. For these reasons, our investigation focuses on two new technology integration frameworks—SAMR: Adapted for Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and The T3 Framework. We believe that once these new technology integration frameworks are properly articulated into the teacher education curriculum, they will adequately prepare preservice teachers for the challenges in classrooms of the 21st Century.
Anyanwu, K. (2019). Making Sense of New Technology Integration Frameworks in 21st Century Teacher Education Program. In J. Theo Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of EdMedia + Innovate Learning (pp. 545-551). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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