ERIC Number: EJ1078161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Pedagogical Technology Experiences of Successful Late-Career Faculty
Blakely, Barbara J.
College Teaching, v63 n4 p146-152 2015
A small-scale phenomenological study reveals interesting and suggestive insights into the pedagogical technology experiences of late-career faculty with institutional recognition as successful instructors. Referred to in much of the literature as "resistant" and assumed to lack training in pedagogical technology and/or to adhere to passive learning strategies, the faculty in this study described attempts, successful and unsuccessful, to integrate technology into their teaching. Their experiences and perceptions point out the questionable effects of taking a "toolism" approach to faculty development and the risk associated with proceeding with unexamined assumptions about such faculty and their technology use.
Descriptors: College Faculty, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teaching Experience, Phenomenology, Technology Integration, Qualitative Research, Professional Identity, Teacher Workshops, Active Learning, Midlife Transitions, Career Change, Teacher Competencies, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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