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ERIC Number: ED567149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
EU Strategies of Integrating ICT into Initial Teacher Training
Garapko, Vitaliya
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, Paper presented at the International Distance Partner Conference (1st, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, May 14-17, 2013)
Education and learning are strongly linked with society and its evolution and knowledge. In the field of formal education, ICTs are increasingly deployed as tools to extend the learner's capacity to perceive, understand and communicate, as seen in the increase in online learning programs and the use of the computer as a learning support tool in the classroom. They can provide more flexible and effective ways for professional development for teachers, improve initial teacher training, and connect teachers to the global teacher community, too. This paper analyses a variety of strategies ICT integration into initial teacher training. Based on the analysis of those strategies, it discusses new possibilities and challenges that ICT has brought to teacher training and professional development. It concludes with discussion of emerging research issues with respect to ICT integration into initial teacher training. [For complete volume, see ED567118.]
Bulgarian Comparative Education Society. Blvd Shipchenski prohod 69 A, 1574 Sofia, Bulgaria. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: European Union