Learning to Teach With Technologies What Pre-Service Teachers Say About Their Experiences

Kathryn Moyle

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    It is the intention of the Australian Government, that over the next five years, as a
    result of the Digital Education Revolution, all secondary schools in Australia will
    have achieved computer to student ratios of one-to-one. This investment in
    infrastructure brings with it many challenges. Two of these facing Australian
    educators are:
    • In what ways can advantage be made of such a significant investment in schools’
    infrastructure?; and
    • What preparation do pre-service teachers require to enable them to meaningfully
    include technologies in their classroom activities?
    To provide some insights into these two questions, this paper draws on data collected
    from pre-service teacher education students in 2008, as part of a larger, Australian
    Government funded research project listening to students’ views and expectations of
    teaching and learning with technologies. In this paper, the data collected from preservice teacher education students is used to provide insights into their views about
    including technologies into their teaching and learning activities during practicum; to
    gain insights about their views and expectations of the skills with technologies of their
    supervising teachers when on practicum, and of their university lecturers; and to reflect
    on their suggestions about how their courses could be improved. This paper highlights
    some of the issues and challenges facing Australian educators to prepare pre-service
    teachers to meaningfully include technologies into their future students’ learning.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInspiring Innovative Research in Education
    EditorsPeter Jeffrey
    Place of PublicationAustralia
    PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
    Number of pages11
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventInspiring Innovative Research in Education - Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 29 Nov 20093 Dec 2009

    Publication series

    NameAustralian Association for Research in Education Conference Proceedings
    PublisherAustralian Association for Research in Education
    ISSN (Print)1324-9320


    ConferenceInspiring Innovative Research in Education


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