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ERIC Number: EJ823038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
Technology-Enhanced Project-Based Learning in Teacher Education: Addressing the Goals of Transfer
Howard, Judith
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v10 n3 p343-364 2002
Teacher educators have a twofold concern regarding transfer because of the dual goals inherent in teacher education. Certainly a primary goal is to have teacher candidates transfer what they learn in teacher preparation courses to their future classrooms and professional lives, but an equally important secondary goal is to enable candidates to facilitate their students' transfer of what they learn in K-12 classrooms to "their" future lives. The purpose of this article is to describe a project, funded by the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to use Technology (PT3) initiative, that addresses these two goals through the use of technology-enhanced project-based learning in teacher education methods courses. The first section of the article provides a rationale for the selection of project-based learning as a particularly appropriate instructional methodology to address transfer, and the second section describes the project and how technology has been infused to enhance project-based experiences. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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