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Yeh, Yu-chu; Huang, Ling-yi; Yeh, Yi-ling – Computers & Education, 2011
The purposes of this study were (1) to develop a teacher training program that integrates knowledge management (KM) and blended learning and examine its effects on pre-service teachers' professional development in creativity instruction; and (2) to explore the mechanisms underlying the success of such KM-based training. The employed KM model was…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Feedback (Response), Creativity, Group Discussion
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Kim, Hyeonjin; Hannafin, Michael J. – Computers & Education, 2011
Situated, case-based approaches, featuring virtual teachers' activity and reasoning in university classrooms, may provide a viable alternative to immersive field-based apprenticeships. Despite widespread advocacy on situated teacher education, research on preservice teachers' situated learning remains rare. This study examined how preservice…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers
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Chen, Ching-Huei – Computers & Education, 2010
This study examined how web-based integration and procedure question prompts differentially affected students' knowledge acquisition and ill-structured problem solving skills, particularly in representing problem(s), developing solutions, and monitoring and evaluating a plan of action within the social science context. Eighty-four undergraduate…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Problem Solving, Internet, Undergraduate Students
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Yeh, Hsin-Te; Cheng, Yi-Chia – Computers & Education, 2010
This study investigated whether the instruction of visual design principles had an influence on pre-service teachers' perception and analysis (interpretation) of visual materials. In addition, the relationships between pre-service teachers' visual intelligence and their perception and analysis (interpretation) of visual materials were also…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Visual Literacy, Data Analysis, Preservice Teachers
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Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Bell, Randy L. – Computers & Education, 2010
This mixed-methods investigation compared the effectiveness of three instructional approaches in achieving desired conceptual change among early childhood preservice teachers (n = 157). Each of the three treatments employed inquiry-based instruction on moon phases using data collected from: (1) the planetarium software program, Starry Night[TM],…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Computer Simulation, Astronomy