ICT integration through design teams in science teacher preparation
by Ghaida M. Alayyar; Petra Fisser; Joke M. Voogt
International Journal of Learning Technology (IJLT), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2011

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.

Online publication date: Mon, 20-Oct-2014

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