Title: ICT integration through design teams in science teacher preparation

Authors: Ghaida M. Alayyar; Petra Fisser; Joke M. Voogt

Addresses: Public Authority of Applied Education and Training, College of Basic Education, Department of Educational Technology, P.O. Box 34053, Adailiya 73251, Kuwait. ' Department of Curriculum Design and Educational Innovation, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500AE Enschede, The Netherlands. ' Department of Curriculum Design and Educational Innovation, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500AE Enschede, The Netherlands

Abstract: In this study, the technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework is used to prepare students in the science teacher preparation program at the Public Authority of Applied Education and Training in Kuwait. Students worked in small design teams and were coached by technology, pedagogy, and content experts, to find a technological solution for a pedagogical problem that a teacher normally faces. In design teams, students blended content, pedagogy, and information and communication technology (ICT) to design a learning environment enhanced with ICT. Data was collected on students| attitudes towards ICT and teamwork, their ICT skills, and their perception of their TPACK development. Pre-service teachers| need for support and the criteria for that support were assessed. The findings indicated that students gained higher results in TPACK and ICT skills, and had a positive attitude toward ICT and toward working in design teams.

Keywords: TPACK; technological pedagogical content knowledge; design teams; ICT integration; information technology; communications technology; teacher preparation programmes; Kuwait; science teaching; Public Authority of Applied Education and Training; technological solutions; pedagogical problems; educational content; learning environments; student attitudes; teamwork; ICT skills; pre-service teachers; support criteria; student teachers; professional development; learning technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2011.042645

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2011 Vol.6 No.2, pp.125 - 145

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 23 Sep 2011 *

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