ERIC Number: EJ1080550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Using Technology as a Tool for Learning and Developing 21st Century Citizenship Skills: An Examination of the NETS and Technology Use by Preservice Teachers with Their K-12 Students
Thieman, Gayle Y.
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), v8 n4 p342-366 2008
This study examined work samples and reflections of 223 elementary and secondary preservice teachers in a graduate teacher education program. The 5-year study addressed two questions: (a) To what extent did preservice teachers integrate technology into their instructional planning? (b) To what extent did K-12 students use technologies as a result of preservice teachers' instructional designs? In addition to addressing these questions, the data from 344 preservice teacher work samples and 151 preservice teacher reflections were examined through the lens of the "National Educational Technology Standards and Performance Indicators for Teachers" (ISTE, 2000) and "National Educational Technology Standards for Students: The Next Generation" (ISTE, 2007). Findings indicated 85% of preservice teachers integrated technology skills and knowledge in instructional practice with their K-12 students. Approximately 50% of the work samples and reflections documented K-12 students' use of technology in the areas of creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, and research and information fluency. There is little evidence that K-12 students used technology to support critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education, Citizenship Education, Graduate Students, Teacher Education Programs, Technology Integration, Educational Planning, Instructional Design, Standards, Creativity, Innovation, Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Technological Literacy, Longitudinal Studies, Student Teaching, Data Collection, Reflection, Documentation, Work Sample Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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