Title: Flipping the focus: an innovative design strategy to support technology integration in teacher education

Authors: Lisa Jacka

Addresses: School of Education, University of Southern Queensland, Springfield Education City, 37 Sinnathamby Blvd, Springfield Central QLD 4300, Australia

Abstract: Initial Teacher Education (ITE) students are exposed to educational technologies through faculty modelling, content delivery and personal use. However, translating knowledge and skills into PK-12 school integration remains elusive for many graduate teachers. The research in this paper illustrates an innovative approach to shift ITE students' mindset about PK-12 technology integration. The focus was flipped to explore deep learning competencies as the driver for the use of digital technologies. The new pedagogies for deep learning six Cs provided the framework for the design-based research undertaken between 2017 and 2020. Data from 113 students revealed that they gained valuable skills and attributes to support their future integration.

Keywords: online education; innovation; digital educational technology; deep learning; UX design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2023.133778

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2023 Vol.15 No.4, pp.397 - 411

Received: 02 Jun 2022
Received in revised form: 12 Oct 2022
Accepted: 12 Oct 2022

Published online: 03 Oct 2023 *

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