ERIC Number: EJ834091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
When Curriculum and Technology Meet: Technology Integration in Methods Courses
Keeler, Christy G.
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v25 n1 p23-30 Fall 2008
Reporting on the results of an action research study, this manuscript provides examples of strategies used to integrate technology into a content methods course. The study used reflective teaching of a social studies methods course at a major Southwestern university in 10 course sections over a four-semester period. In alignment with the research question, the original course design used technology-rich instructional approaches. Throughout the study period, elements of those strategies altered to better meet the needs of preservice teachers and take advantage of technological innovations. The result is a description of technology productivity and instructional strategies applicable in a variety of content-specific preservice teacher education courses.
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Education Courses, Action Research, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Reflective Teaching, Social Studies, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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