ERIC Number: ED455701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Plug Power: The Impact of Technology in Teacher Education.
The purpose of this paper is threefold: to show that it is essential that language teacher training programs include courses exclusively prepared to familiarize the educator-to-be with the effective use of the technologies in the teaching/learning setting; to show how the impact of plug power in teacher education programs is best felt when the educator-to-be receives hands-on experience in the courses during their teacher training; to suggest two syllabi for use in teacher education programs that allow educators to acquire hands-on experience as well as training in applying the technologies in the teaching and learning environment. It is asserted that teacher education programs should design courses to focus exclusively on teaching teachers to use the latest and most appropriate technology effectively in the second language classroom. The syllabi for two semester-length courses are included in appendices: "Technologies for Instructional Use" and "Applications of Computers in Teaching." (Contains 28 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Language Teacher Education (2nd, Minneapolis, MN, May 17-19, 2001).