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ERIC Number: EJ1066297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Web-Based Practice Activities to Enhance and Support Pre-Service Teachers' Learning
Stecker, Pamela M.; Riccomini, Paul J.
Journal on Educational Psychology, v2 n2 p9-15 Aug-Oct 2009
This article details two ways in which web-based practice activities were used to support instruction and enhance preservice teachers' learning in a course on teaching reading to students with learning disabilities. First, we describe two performance-based assessments used to evaluate the integration of preservice teachers' knowledge and skills with respect professional standards. Then, we briefly summarize two small studies that contrasted technology-enhanced practice with more traditional practice activities to support preservice teachers' learning specifically progress monitoring and in teaching essential beginning ready. Last, we discuss how teacher preparation programs may better meet performance-based professional standards through relatively simple integration of web-based technology in course activities designed to improve preservice teachers' knowledge and skills.
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Performance Based Assessment, Standards, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Skills, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Progress Monitoring, Technology Uses in Education, Evaluation Methods
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