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ERIC Number: EJ1153466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Examining the Shaping of Teachers' Pedagogical Orientation for the Use of Technology
Prestridge, Sarah
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v26 n4 p367-381 2017
Teachers' current uses of technologies still tend to replicate traditional and/ or administrative practices, with research indicating that the pedagogies required for the effective integration of educational technologies are not yet in evidence amongst the majority of teachers. In order to conceptualise what could be considered effective pedagogies for the use of technology, greater understanding of what informs teachers' particular approaches and how teachers come to change their approaches over time is required. Succinctly, what is needed is a deep understanding of a teacher's developmental process for their conceptualisation of the relationship between technology and pedagogy. Through an in-depth, two-year case study methodology, three teachers' journey to use game-based technologies in their classrooms was examined. The results provide valuable insights into the relationship between teachers' pedagogical beliefs and practices about the use of technologies; trigger points in teachers' journeys that influence change in their pedagogical orientation for the use of technology; and rich stories of innovation in teaching. This study has implications for teacher professional development and supporting effective technology integration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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