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ERIC Number: ED432271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 8
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Pedagogically Appropriate Integration of Informational Technology in an Elementary Preservice Teacher Education Program.
Maeers, Mhairi; Browne, Nancy; Cooper, Elizabeth
This paper describes ways in which preservice students in an elementary education four-year degree program at the University of Regina (Saskatchewan) learn about and learn with information technology. Students learn specific skills and concepts related to informational technology (IT) and its uses and application to the classroom in specific ways at different stages of the program. Also discussed in the paper is the evolving faculty inservice training to reskill or retool instructors to enable them to provide meaningful IT experiences for students. One particular experiment is outlined, an experiment that addressed the content of and response to a specific set of five IT modules implemented in order to ensure that all students complete their education degrees with a mandatory set of technology concepts and skills, in a program where there is no mandatory computers in education class. Ways that students who have taken the five modules are using IT in pedagogically-appropriate ways are outlined. The paper also describes a vision of the IT future for faculty and students. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada