Title: An undergraduate primary education teaching practicum design and undergraduate primary teachers' satisfaction on developing technological, pedagogical and mathematical knowledge

Authors: Spyros Doukakis, Christos Koilias, Maria Chionidou-Moskofoglou

Addresses: Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean, Grevenon 38, 152 34, Halandri, Greece. ' Department of Informatics, Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Athens, Ag. Spyridon Street, 122 10, Aegaleo, Greece. ' Department of Primary Education, University of the Aegean, Demokratias 1, 85 100, Rhodes, Greece

Abstract: During the 2008-2009 spring semester, 25 fourth-year undergraduate primary teachers attended the compulsory course |Teaching Mathematics-Practicum Phase|. The course was organised so as to incorporate ICT and special mathematical scenarios in the teaching approaches of undergraduate primary teachers. This article presents this course|s satisfaction of participants as found in the research study. A set of powerful ordinal regression methods has been applied on a survey database. The most important results focus on the determination of the course|s weak and strong points, according to the MUSA methodology. The results show a high satisfaction level from the course. The global satisfaction level reaches 98% whereas partial (per criterion) satisfaction levels range from 90% to 97%, the lowest rate corresponding to the theoretical component of the course. These findings raise a number of research questions regarding ICT integration in undergraduate primary teachers| teaching practice.

Keywords: undergraduate primary teachers; teaching practice; teaching mathematics; educational scenarios; student satisfaction; multicriteria satisfaction analysis; MUSA; educational software; technological pedagogical and content knowledge; TPACK; primary education; primary schools; mathematics education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2011.039557

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2011 Vol.3 No.2/3/4, pp.180 - 195

Published online: 28 Feb 2015 *

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