ERIC Number: ED432306
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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A Constructivist Approach for Introducing Pre-Service Teachers to Educational Technology: Online and Classroom Education.
Bednar, Anne K.; Charles, Michael T.
The goals at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) for preparation of pre-service teacher educators in educational media and technology include the development of pedagogical ability as well as technical knowledge and skills. Pedagogically, EMU faculty adopted the goal of teaching the students to use technology to facilitate a constructivist approach to teaching and learning. Classroom-based and online courses in which students are immersed in educational media and technology have been developed. This paper provides accounts of the authors' experiences in the implementation of these constructivist learning environments. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Constructivism (Learning), Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermode Differences, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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