ERIC Number: EJ946798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Beliefs and ICT: What Can We Learn from Experienced Educators?
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v20 n3 p289-300 2011
This article contributes to this special edition of "Technology, Pedagogy and Education" by looking at beliefs about knowing and learning held by 15 teacher educators with longstanding involvement in the Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education. Beliefs were challenging to identify but were ascribed to participants through examining accounts of practice on the basis of "what they held true" about teaching and learning. The study uncovered a widely held core belief in knowing as constructivist and a more peripheral belief in learner-centred, or social constructivist, pedagogy. Identifying participants' beliefs helped to understand the frameworks in which judgements about teaching and learning with ICT were made even if the impact of beliefs on every day practice could not be taken for granted. The study discusses the importance of beliefs as a stable point of reference in teaching and learning; tensions in categorising beliefs; and the particular role of beliefs in relation to engagement with ICT.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Information Technology, Beliefs, Technology Uses in Education, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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