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ERIC Number: EJ1090482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-2153-2974
Technology-Focused Early Field Experiences in Preservice Teacher Education
Lux, Nicholas J.
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, v29 n3 p82-88 2013
Although a broad body of research exists on field experiences in teacher education, one specific area of inquiry lacking substantial current research is that of technology-focused early field experiences, or field experiences that occur prior to student teaching and more formal clinical experiences. To address this gap, I conducted this investigation to better understand how preservice teachers' participation in a technology-focused early field experience called Tech Club influenced their perceptions of teaching and learning. At the conclusion of the early field experience, preservice teachers completed a pilot survey that addressed how their perceptions of teaching and learning changed as a result of their participation in the Tech Club. Findings highlight the importance of early field experiences and establish a rationale for providing preservice teachers early opportunities to practice with technology in authentic contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A