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ERIC Number: EJ785075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
Exploring the Structure of Trainee Teachers' ICT Literacy: The Main Components of, and Relationships between, General Cognitive and Technical Capabilities
Markauskaite, Lina
Educational Technology Research and Development, v55 n6 p547-572 Dec 2007
There is growing concern over graduating trainee teachers' insufficient level of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) literacy. The main purpose of this research was to describe the nature of trainee teachers' ICT literacy at the beginning of preservice training: (a) to explore the structure and to identify the main components of ICT-related capabilities, and (b) to examine possible relationships between these components. Data from trainee teachers' ICT literacy self-assessment survey were examined using exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Two elements of ICT-related general cognitive capabilities and three elements of technical capabilities were identified, respectively: (a) problem solving, (b) communication and metacognition, (c) basic ICT capabilities, (d) analysis and production with ICT, (e) information and Internet-related capabilities. It was found that general cognitive and technical capabilities are two separate areas of ICT literacy; however basic ICT capabilities are an important component of both areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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