ERIC Number: ED464633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
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Developmental Pathways and Technology: The Foundations of Enhanced Intellectual Excellence.
Williamson, Edward A.; Slye, Gail L.
The combination of technology applications and an understanding of developmental pathways theory enhances intellectual growth for preservice teachers. Utilizing the theories developed by Dr. James Comer and integrating them with state of the art technological applications, this paper describes one model of preservice education that has been remarkably successful in bridging the gap between synchronous and asynchronous instruction. The developmental pathways are divided into the following areas: physical, cognitive, psychological, social, ethical, and language. The paper focuses on the utilization of the developmental pathways in an educational foundations course taught at Drury University (Missouri). Examples of technological applications for each pathway are presented and discussed. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Child Development, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Introductory Courses, Models, Preservice Teacher Education, Technology Integration, Theory Practice Relationship
For full text: http://www.mtsu.edu/~itconf/proceed02/index.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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