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ERIC Number: EJ1112561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-0837
Field Experiences Using iPads: Impact of Experience on Preservice Teachers' Beliefs
Reese, Jill A.; Bicheler, Rachel; Robinson, Callan
Journal of Music Teacher Education, v26 n1 p96-111 Oct 2016
The purpose of this phenomenological case study was to investigate the lived experiences of preservice music teachers using iPads to engage secondary general music students in creating and performing music during field teaching experiences. Two questions guided this research study: (a) What are these preservice teachers' perceptions of their experiences using iPads to create music and to teach? (b) How do these experiences influence their perceptions of the technology's effectiveness as a teaching tool? Data were reflections of nine preservice teachers collected over 5 weeks. The essence of the experience was the preservice teachers' struggle to resolve tensions that emerged while using technology to create and teach music. Tensions caused some to examine cherished beliefs and practices and influenced their development of TPACK (technological pedagogical and content knowledge). Three themes support the essence: (a) tensions, (b) innovation and adaptation, and (c) influence of experiences on perceptions of technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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