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ERIC Number: ED432250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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New Meets New: Fitting Technology to an Inquiry-Based Teacher Education Program.
Jacobsen, D. Michele; Clark, W. Bruce
The method by which student teachers at the University of Calgary are prepared to meet technology requirements for teacher certification has been made obsolete by the introduction of a new inquiry-based teacher education program. Combined with a new school curriculum, which requires the seamless integration of technology into core subject areas, this has prompted the need to rethink the technology aspect of the teacher education program. A needs assessment based on the new Alberta curriculum was conducted to generate a technology profile of student teachers entering this new two-year Master of Teaching program, and to facilitate selecting appropriate means to integrate technology within it. In contrast to the previous teacher education program that concentrated on foundational technology knowledge and productivity skills with computers, it appears that efforts in the Master of Teaching program should be concentrated on more sophisticated technical skills and on the integration, communication, decision making, and problem solving aspects of educational technology. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A