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ERIC Number: EJ728953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Integrating Technology to Foster Inquiry in an Elementary Science Methods Course: An Action Research Study of One Teacher Educator's Initiatives in a PT3 Project
Capobianco, Brenda; Lehman, James
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v25 n2 p123-146 2006
Prospective teachers and teacher educators both confront practical and philosophical issues in attempting to integrate technology into their practice. This paper describes a case study of a science teacher educator, a novice in instructional technology, who integrated technology into an elementary science methods course, with the support of a PT3 implementation project. The science teacher educator, through action research, examined her own knowledge and practice while simultaneously helping her students, pre-service teachers, develop their own practice. Qualitative analysis of classroom observations, field notes, student feedback forms, and other documents revealed themes related to technology's role in inquiry, external and internal factors affecting the faculty member's development, and pre-service teachers' development of expertise and willingness to use technology themselves. Preservice teachers' growth and development related to technology integration parallels that of teacher educators. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A