ERIC Number: ED455759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Teachers To Integrate Technology Using Constructionist Methodology: Don't Teach Me How I Know I Should Teach; Teach Me How I Want To Be Taught.
Blocher, J. M.; de Montes, L. Sujo; Tucker, G.; Willis, E. M.
This paper describes a study conducted by Northern Arizona University's Educational Technology faculty regarding training teachers for the integration of technology and the promotion of learner-centered instruction. Participants included traditional pre-service students enrolled in a required "Technology in the Classroom" course and veteran teachers engaged in professional development designed to provide instruction into the integration of technology into the classroom. Instruction modeled the integration of technology from a constructionist perspective, and provided participants the opportunity to engage in activities that utilized the integration of technology. The learning environment was designed to provide instruction to skills and practice exercises utilizing computer applications that could be later used within their teaching practice. Conclusions drawn from the study suggestion that currently learners may not have enough experience learning with the integration of technology to feel comfortable to take responsibility for this type of learner-centered environment. (Contains 10 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Practices, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Learner Controlled Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Technology Integration
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (23rd, Denver, CO, October 25-28, 2000). Volumes 1-2; see IR 020 712.