ERIC Number: ED263083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
New Prospects and Challenges in Teacher Education in the Age of Information Technology.
This paper underlines the need for training teacher educators and developing readiness that will enable them to adapt the benefits of information technology for use in teacher education and related research. Information technology and its challenges for teacher education are examined, as far as the student is concerned, from two points of view: first, how will computers with statistical programs, word processing capacities, graphics, etc. benefit the student's own studies or enable the student to understand things at a deeper level; second, what kind of knowledge and which skills will the prospective educators need to be able to adapt information technology for use at the various levels of school. The paper focuses on how, by developing educational research and teacher education, it is possible to involve in education the positive, developing aspects of information technology. It is pointed out that teachers and teacher educators should have up-to-date knowledge and skills, initiative, creativity, and ideas to develop pedagogy that will meet the demands of the times in a positive way. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the World Assembly of the International Council on Education for Teaching (32nd, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 22-26, 1985).