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ERIC Number: EJ1098155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0973-0559
Exploring Teacher Candidates' Experiences, Beliefs and Attitudes to Technology as an Instructional Learning Tool Following Instruction in a Technology-Rich Classroom
DiPetta, Tony; Woloshyn, Vera
Journal of Educational Technology, v6 n1 p54-65 Apr-Jun 2009
The use of so-called, "smart-classrooms" or "e-classrooms" where students have wireless access to the internet, electronic projection and display systems, laptops and hand-held computers are increasingly seen as a means for instructors and students in higher education to create new and personalized understandings of traditional content areas. This study explored the attitudes and beliefs of a group of elementary-level teacher candidates' and their instructor towards the use of technology in relation to their teacher preparation program and their instructional practices as classroom teachers. Participants' experiences working with information and communication technologies in their practicum classrooms were also explored as a means of understanding the instructional issues and concerns associated with learning to work with technology in the classroom. Findings are associated with participants' beliefs and concerns about working with technology, disillusionment about the actual status of technology in the classroom and their views of professional responsibilities and additional duties associated with the use of technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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